Using artificial intelligence, Chinese scientists have created a robot fish that can eat microplastics in the ocean. A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in southwest China said that this robot fish will one day clean microplastic waste from oceans around the world. Even if they are accidentally eaten by other fish present in the water, it will not cause any harm to the real fish. She will easily digest these robots. This is because the fishes are made from polyurethane which is bio compatible. Robotic fish can absorb pollutants and heal themselves if damaged.
This black colored robotic fish works with the help of a light (treated with radioactive rays). Through this she can flap her wings and move her body.
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This black robot fish will work by light. The light will help it flap its wings and move its body. Scientists can control fish by using light to avoid crashing into other fish or ships.
According to Wang, if it is accidentally eaten by another fish, it can be digested without any harm. Because it is made of polyurethane, which is bio-compatible. The fish will also be able to absorb pollutants and heal themselves if damaged. It can swim up to 2.76 body lengths per second, faster than other robots.
Robot fish are not new :
The concept of robot fish is not new. These are bionic robots whose shape and movements in water are like living fishes. According to reports, about 40 different types of such fish have been developed. Such fishes of 30 designs have the ability to swim and turn only in water.
Helpful in getting rid of microplastics :
Researchers have already tested the effectiveness of these fish and they can be very helpful in getting rid of microplastics. They absorb microplastics and keep them in shallow water, preventing them from reaching deep into the oceans. They can ‘eat’ large amounts of microplastics.