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3D Printed Mircofish Robots

Fluorescent image demonstrating the detoxification capability of the microfish containing PDA nanoparticles. (Photo credit: W. Zhu and J. Li, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.)

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish could inspire …

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Zebrafish Spooked by Robot Fish

Live Zebrafish were particularly spooked by a realistic looking robot fish, modeled after the predatory red tiger oscar. (Photo credit: New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.)

Realistic humanoids can be a little bit creepy. Apparently, zebrafish feel the same way about robot fish. In order to study fear in fish, researchers from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering built a highly realistic, robotic model of a red tiger oscar: a fish often feared by …

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