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06/08/12 Discovery News—A group of researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome showed for the first time that a robotic zebrafish attracts living fish, casing them to gather around it and shoal. It may be possible to use similar robots in the future with other kinds of fish, to draw away pest species or save endangered ones by leading them out of danger. The results are being published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. DNEWS VIDEO: ROBOTIC SNAILS MAY SAVE LIVES Marizio Porfiri, who led the work, has looked at fish…
05/22/12 MSNBC—In a bid to track sea pollution by mimicking how fish navigate and work together, scientists on Tuesday moved their robotic fish from the lab to the sea. The technology could reduce the time it takes to detect a pollutant from weeks to just seconds, the scientists said in a statement. It could also aid underwater security, diver monitoring and search and rescue efforts. Funded by the European Union, the SHOAL Consortium deployed its test robots at the northern Spanish port of Gijon on Tuesday. The fish -- 5 feet long and costing about $31,600 each -- are designed to…