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‘Flying fish’ robot can propel out of water

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Like a flying fish gliding above the water’s surface, a robot can now propel itself out of water into flight.

Mirko Kovac and his colleagues at Imperial College London have developed a robot that can lift itself out of water and travel through the air for up to 26 metres.

The robot weighs 160 grams and could be used for monitoring the ocean sampling. It could take water samples by jumping in and out of the water in cluttered environments, avoiding obstacles such as ice in cold regions or floating objects after a flood.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2216119-robot-can-launch-out-of-the-water-and-glide-like-a-flying-fish/

https://techxplore.com/news/2019-09-fish-robot-propel-glide-air.html

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third_eye

Or sea front maritime defence mines ...

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psyche101

Interesting but it still has to be dropped and picked up yeah? 

I reckon you're onto it 3rd, that would be a good cheap mine sweeper. 

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