Sep 11, 2019

‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

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A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface.

The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect in hazardous and cluttered environments, such as during flooding or when monitoring .

Robots that can transition from water to air are desirable in these situations, but the launch requires a lot of power, which has been difficult to achieve in .

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