“The observation of real fish shows that this kind of propulsion is more noiseless, effective, and manoeuvrable than propeller-based propulsion, which has inspired the researchers to build robotic fish that can interact with the aquatic environment efficiently.”
Image credit BMT Group
Fish have surprising swimming ability after millions years evolution and the imitate of this movement provides the main energy of robotic fish.
The major applications of robotic fish are in the marine fields to detect leakage of oil pipelines, monitoring water quality, and in military field for mine countermeasures and more.
Testing the Swimming Mechanism of the Shoal 1 Robot – built by Essex university (Early swimming from the Shoal Project) .