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RoboTuna, c 2000.

RoboTuna, c 2000.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


View showing the mechanism. Built to simulate the action of a fish, the RoboTuna was designed by American engineers at the Masachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), to see if a robot sub could mimic the way tuna swim. The metallic tuna proved to use les energy and to be more manoeuvrable than other robot subs.

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