At Michigan State University, engineers and biologists are working together to develop a robotic fish that can detect underwater pollution. How cool is that!?!
Each robotic fish has special sensors that detect different kinds of pollution. These robots are small enough to go into new and more remote places to check for pollution.
Want to see something amazing? Check out this Robotic Bird! It flies!
STEM Challenge: Which kind of pollution can a robotic fish find: (a) oil from a spill (b) aluminum cans (c) plastic milk jugs (d) poisonous gases (e) unusually high water temperature
See if you’re right – go look in the iTwixie News section of the site for the correct answers!
Source: Smith, Robin Anne. (2011, September 19). “Synchronized Swimming: Patrolling for Pollution with Robotic Fish.” Scientific American.