The Robot fish, known as ‘Gymnobot’, has been making waves in the media world since its press release on 22 September.
The research was led by Dr William Megill, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and postgraduate students Keri Collins and Ryan Ladd.
The design is inspired by the Amazonian knife fish and could help to film and study the diverse marine life near the seashore where conventional submersible robots cannot go.
BBC Points West featured Gymnobot on their evening news at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 September. You can now watch this via our multimedia page.
Gymnobot also made an appearance on ITV West’s lunchtime bulletin using the University’s own video footage.
The first “swim” of the Gymnobot was featured in the Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet programme on 21 October.
Away from TV Gymnobot has been fully launched into the media pool and has been featured in:
- New Scientist
- National Geographic
- The Engineer
- Science Daily
- Computer World
- The Industry Standard
- CIO Australia
- Pressetext Deutschland
- E4 Engineer
- Mumbai Mirror
- Computer Woche
- The Engineer Online
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