Biologically inspired robotic fish, which swim around a tank and avoid objects, are the subject of an entry into the IT category of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2008 Innovation Awards.
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The robotic fish, built by scientists at Essex University, are the most advanced in the world. Each has four computers, five motors and over 10 sensors on-board.
The technology will have a wide range of future uses, including sea bed exploration, detection of leaks in oil pipelines, sea life exploration and even spying.