We’ve seen robots of every variety. Chances are, if something is badass, there’s a robot-form of it. The Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Lab of the University of Washington have turned a dissociated group of robot fish into a communicative school of robot fish.
Using low power, low frequency sonar, the fish are able to transfer information between one another while underwater. Although only half the information was received successfully, the robot fish were programmed in a way that they’re still able to accomplish their tasks with little information given to them, much like an actual school of fish. This technology could eventually be used to explore the oceans and study oceanic-life, opening the door to new aquatic applications.