Nissan Develops Fish-Mimicking Robot Safety Cars

Fish are able to travel in huge schools and change direction without colliding, an ability Nissan is attempting to mimic with their Eporo robot car. Although able to travel around obstacles in groups we're told they still can't catch Pac-Man.

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The three-wheeled robots use laser range finders and radio communications to duplicate schools of fish. One of the engineers pointed to the practical application of this technology by stating that "We, in a motorised world, have a lot to learn from the behaviour of a school of fish in terms of each fish's degree of freedom and safety."


Yes, nothing says freedom and safety like robot cars. [Yahoo]

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