Gallery: Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

 

When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined their “Gliding Robot ACE” or Grace, a mechanical fish that conserves energy and maneuvers by both gliding and swimming. The device is also outfitted with an array of sensors that allows it to operate on its own as well as measure water temperature, quality, and determine the presence of toxins.

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