The intelligent robots are made to make our life more easier. Now Artificially intelligent fish robot has been developed by European scientist to identify and help to clean up the pollution in water.
Engineered by scientists at “SHOAL”, a consortium of different European groups collaborating on developing artificially intelligent robots, the robot fish are currently being tested out in the Northern Spanish port of Gijon.
Luke Speller, the Project Leader of “SHOAL” said about the advancement of this creature, “SHOAL has introduced the capability of cutting the detection and analysis of pollutants in sea water time from weeks to just a few seconds,” he said in a statement. “Chemical sensors fitted to the fish permit real-time in-situ analysis, rather than the current method of sample collection and dispatch to a shore based laboratory.” Furthermore, he added, “the Artificial Intelligence which has been introduced means that the fish can identify the source of pollution enabling prompt and more effective remedial action.”
The fish moves at about the same speed of tuna, is capable of accelerating as fast as a pike, and possess the navigation skills of an eel.
More, the fish are smart enough to map where it is , know where to look out for pollution, and locate the source of the pollution. The robot fish even comes back home when they sense their batteries are almost drained.
The concept of developing robotic fish has evolved over the years, beginning with University of Essex researcher and Professor Dr. Huosheng Hu.
It mimics the actual movement of fish so elegantly that you’d think this was a real fish if you ever saw it.
The model that’s currently being testing in the waters off of Spain, is less ornate but no less impressive.
It costs around $31,000 each but “SHOAL” hopes to have the fish in mass production in order to reduce the cost.
It is nice, though, that before the robots overtake us as the dominant race, they’re gonna work a while to make sure we get to take one last nice, clean swim in the ocean.