Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Caption: During experiments at NYU-Poly, live zebrafish did not perceive a bioinspired robot -- with the coloration, size, aspect ratio, and fin shape of a fertile female -- as one of their own. But neither did they perceive it as a predator, and the robot modified their social behavior, particularly when its tail beat simulated their own.
Credit: PLOS ONE
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