The fish are the work of Shoal, a pan-European ICT project made up of six organisations and partly funded by the European Union.
The yellow-coloured robotic fish are 1.5 metres five feet long and are driven by a dual-hinged tail that enables them to make tight turns.
They are battery powered and can run for up to eight hours before they need to be recharged.
Each one has a range of sensors and programming that allows it to navigate and gather information which it can share with other fish and relay back to researchers.
Mr Speller said: “Chemical sensors fitted to the fish permit real-time in-situ analysis, rather than the current method of sample collection and dispatch to a shore based laboratory.
“Furthermore, the Artificial Intelligence which has been introduced means that the fish can identify the source of pollution enabling prompt and more effective remedial action.”
Strange Random Robot Quote:
“I wish a robot would get elected president. That way, when he came to town, we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad.” – Jack Handy
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