Are You a Fish – STEM marine robots

Sample Pages from Are You A Fish – An early elementary book about Robot fish

The book features the following Robots:

RoboTuna – a robotic fish with the shape and function of the real tuna fish, which was designed and built by a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It has a complicated system of stainless-steel cables and pulleys which act as muscles and tendons. The outer body is composed of a flexible layer of foam covered with Lycra, an elastic polyurethane fiber, to emulate the flexibility and smoothness of tuna skin. It is controlled by six powerful servomotors at two horse-power each. It can adjust its motions in real-time because of force sensors positioned on the side of the ribs which provide continuous feedback to the robot.

Sofi -A soft acoustically controlled robot also from MIT, which has improved the advanced marine research operations using robotic fish.

SoFi has the potential to be a new type of tool for ocean exploration and to open up new avenues for uncovering the mysteries of marine life,” Cline notes. Sarah Toy of The Wall Street Journal writes that CSAIL researchers have developed a soft robotic fish that can capture images and video of aquatic life

Jellyfish robot – New robot jellyfish could be the key to monitoring and caring for fragile parts of the world’s oceans without damaging them. The robots were developed by a team of US scientists, from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the US Office of Naval Research. They were designed to be able to swim freely, steer from side to side, and swim through narrow openings.

Robot Eel – Engineers and marine biologists from the University of California, San Diego, have created an eel robot that’s designed to swim silently through saltwater — using the same rhythmic, ribbon-like motions as its natural counterpart.

OctobotFrom Havard University researchers, is a proof of concept for the first fully soft-bodied autonomous robot. This soft-bodied autonomous robot is shaped like a small octopus, which helps give it its name. The Octobot uses hydrogen peroxide as its main power source and also contains a microfluidic logic circuit.


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