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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Do they school
Ann R. Thryft   9/26/2012 12:34:14 PM
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Lou, schooling in fish is basically swarming behavior--the term swarming is taken from insects, but the collective movements and communication are the same idea in robotics, whether the model is a flock of birds, a swarm of insects or a school of fish. These robotic tuna were designed to operate individually, not in groups via swarming behavior. But that would be an interesting option.

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Re: Swims like a tuna, looks like a tuna
Ann R. Thryft   9/26/2012 12:32:11 PM
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Thanks, Beth. I just wish we had a video of this one, so we could see how close its movements are to the original.

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Do they school
naperlou   9/26/2012 10:39:02 AM
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Ann, this is really amazing, and one of the more appropriate bio inspired designs you have reported on.  I was just wondering, though, if you put a bunch of them together, would they form schools?  That would be a great sight.  It might also help catch people fishing illegally. 

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Swims like a tuna, looks like a tuna
Beth Stackpole   9/26/2012 7:25:10 AM
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Wow, of all the animal-like robots you've reported on, Ann, this  one really takes a page from its animal muse. I could see these robot tunas combing through rough waters and countless fisherman after them for the daily catch. Amazing, in terms of design, any way.

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