Blind Cave Fish Inspires New Robot Sensory System

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Blind Cave Fish Inspires New Robot Sensory System

Postby Cheryl Jones » Apr 14, 2010 6:26 pm

Blind Cave Fish Inspires New Robot Sensory System
Robot subs with sensory systems inspired by blind cave fish could help make the droids more autonomous.
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One favorite creature of researchers at the University of Technology Munich in Germany is the blind Mexican cave fish, a subspecies of Astyanax mexicanus. This subterranean creature has no need for sight in the darkness, and as it matures its eyes degenerate.

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