This Goldfish Can Control Its Own Tank

Fish as pets are usually kept safely in a fish tank, and from there, these fish are unable to go anywhere outside of their tank. But what if a fish could become the ultimate master of its own destiny by traveling to where no other pet fish has gone to before? That would be incredible, right?

I wouldn’t have agreed a year ago if it weren’t for a group of friends from Carnegie Mellon University who created an awesome robotic fish tank. Now, the sole reason why this robotic fish tank has caught our attention is because the whole thing is being controlled by the fish inside.

How Does It Work?

According to one of the creators on Reddit:

“The direction and speed of the robot is determined by the position of the fish relative to the middle.”

It just means the tank moves into the direction of where the fish swims. From what we can tell, the robot isn’t perfect, but there’s room for improvement.


Featured image by Benson Kua via Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0