A fishbot has been invented by a research team from the University of Virginia called Tunabots. Called so because of the fish lead researcher Hilaru Bart-Smith based it from, the fish family Scombridae.
“The Tunabot can achieve a maximum tail beat frequency of 15 hertz, which corresponds to a swimming speed of 4.0 body lengths per second. These results highlight the capabilities of high-frequency biological swimming and lay the foundation to explore a fish-like performance space for bio-inspired underwater vehicles.” the research says on a article published earlier on the journals, Science Robotics.
The project is to inspire further underwater exploration and military operations under sea.