Navy Deploys Robot Sharks. Yes, Really

December 18, 2014 12:42 AM

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Automatonophobia is the technical term for fear of robots. Fear of sharks is selachophobia. Psychiatrists will have to come up with a new term now that the U.S. Navy has deployed, yes, robot sharks.

The Navy's GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) -- a five-foot-long, 100-pound robotic shark -- has completed testing and will now join the fleet, according to naval researchers.

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