Engineering and robotic implementation is of great focus in universities and a most recent example of a breakthrough comes from TU Delft where student Sander van den Berg has developed an incredibly fast robotic fish. The individual, who is currently doing his Industrial Design Engineering masters at the institution has invented a 3D-printed robotic fish that can swim really fast — 0.85 meters per second, to be exact. The claim is that the product is the fastest of its kind.
One can imagine the project was a balancing game of materials. The robotic fish needed to strike the right amount of rigidness, in order to get ahead in water, while a softer type of plastic was needed, as well, to support the mechanism of the fin.
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