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Fishing for Pollution

Scientists at the University of Essex have developed robotic fish that can detect pollution. Unlike previous robotic fish, these fish have autonomous navigation capabilities which enable them to swim independently. For recharging and data transmission, the fish are able to return to their charging hub where the data provide real time source and scale of pollution levels.

The fish are currently in the testing phase, but if successful, they could become a good source for detecting and assessing pollution levels in rivers, lakes and seas around the world.

For more information, please visit BMT Group Limited, one of the sponsors of the research.

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