Robot ‘shark’ swims, gathers data for Navy

December 16, 2014 7:06 PM

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Robot ‘shark’ swims, gathers data for Navy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — The navy’s newest robot looks just like a shark.

Called GhostSwimmer, the unmanned underwater vehicle was designed to mimic the movements of a large fish, according to the U.S. Navy. Researchers reported that GhostSwimmer successfully gathered data on tides, varied currents, wakes and weather conditions during a test Thursday.

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