Electric Fish Inspire Agile Robots | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Ghost knifefish, as they are known, put a small current through the water to sense their environment, and undulate a long fin to move around. Scientists at Northwestern University, US, believe both features could be harnessed in a new class of autonomous underwater vehicles.

They are developing robots that will be able to swim around debris in total darkness, such as inside a sunken ship."