Designing The Pied Piper Of Fish

Apr 27, 2012
Originally published on April 27, 2012 2:07 pm

Mechanical engineer Maurizio Porfiri, of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, designs robot fish. A few years ago, he found that real fish would mill about his aquatic robot, and now he's trying to understand why. His research suggests that it has less to do with how the robot looks, than how it makes fish feel.