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Black ghost knifefish biomimicry inspired GhostBot robot

By Damir Beciri
20 January 2011

black-ghost-knifefishResearchers at Northwestern University have created a robotic fish that can move from swimming forward and backward to swimming vertically almost instantaneously by using a ribbon-like fin inspired by the black ghost knifefish – a night fish that lives in rivers of the Amazon basin. It hunts for prey using a weak electric field around… »