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Researchers in Switzerland Build Sea Turtle Drone

5th December 2012

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The sea turtle drone is called Naro-Tartaruga. (Tartaruga is “turtle” in Italian and Portuguese.) It’s being developed and tested by researchers at ETH Zurich University with the goal of eventually developing a robot that can swim underwater autonomously. The researchers are also interested in studying fin propulsion and the energy consumption of fin-propelled systems.

Well, you know, when you’ve got no coastline to speak of, a sea turtle done makes perfect sense. Artificial robot dolphins will probably be next.

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