Suppose a school of fishes suddenly turns. Who initated this turn? Was this leading fish acting first because of the topology of the swarm, him being closest to the cue? Or do individuals exist with a higher probability of leading? What properties do leaders have? Is it their looks, or their behavior that make the others follow?
Using a biomimetic fish robot we are able to test various hypotheses: we can make the Robofish thin or big, act risk-averse or adventurous, nervous or calm. Having full control over the hypothesis, experiments are perfectly reproduceable.
In the project RoboFish, as a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin (Rojas group) and Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology (Krause group), we are developing a biomimetic fish swarm for the investigation of swarm intelligence in fish schools.
- New RoboFish Paper Published!
- ROBOFISH on Radio – “Die Durchblicker”
- Article in the “Tierfreund”
- Collaboration with Prof. Dr. von der Emde (Uni Bonn)
- RoboFish in German TV
- New Interactive Behaviors!!
- Rebuild Setup Complete
- Public Talk @ Biorobotics Lab: Martin Worm / Graduate School Bionics @ Uni Bonn
- Construction of New Robot Platform FINISHED!
- New feature: swarm tracking for closing the loop.