Mechanical engineers at the University of Virginia`s School of Engineering have developed a robotic fish, which mimics the speed and movements of a real yellowfin tuna.

The aim of the robotic tuna project was to better understand the physics of fish propulsion. The research could eventually inform development of the next generation of underwater vehicles, driven by fish-like systens instead of propellers.

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