Sepios, A Silent Four-Finned Swimming Robot Inspired by the Movement of Cuttlefish

Sepios, A Silent Four-Finned Swimming Robot Inspired by the Movement of Cuttlefish

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Sepios is a four-finned swimming robot created by students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich that was inspired by the unique movements of cuttlefish. The cephalopod-esque ‘bot moves almost silently and requires no propeller, which can be harmful and stress-inducing to wildlife.

In comparison, Sepios’s propulsion system is almost silent. Its resemblance to a marine animal could also make it ideal for filming underwater wildlife.

Sepios

images via Sepios

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