Robofish Dives in to Fight Water Pollution; Devices May Be Used in Wales after Spanish Trial

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Robofish Dives in to Fight Water Pollution; Devices May Be Used in Wales after Spanish Trial


Byline: Darren Devine

THEY look like fish, swim like fish and live underwater - but that's where the similarities end.

Meet the robofish - the latest tool being lined up to fight pollution in Welsh waters.

The futuristic-style gadget is being tested in northern Spain, but could be heading for Wales.

Developed by engineering and technology consultancy BMT Group, a marine science conference next month will reveal the robofish is ideal to operate in some Welsh waters.

Luke Speller, research scientist and shoal project manager at BMT Group, believes if the Spanish trial is successful, robofish could soon be swimming in North Wales.

He said: "We're planning to launch a shoal of robotic fish off the coast of northern Spain in late 2011 or early 2012 as part of a three-year research project.

"If the project is successful the robotic fish could be used to detect pollution in slow-moving water - such as harbours and ports like Porthmadog or Holyhead."

The five robotic fish are being released in the port of Gijon, before they could be on their way to North Wales.

Funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by BMT the robots mimic the movement of real fish.

They are equipped with tiny chemical sensors to locate the source of potentially hazardous pollutants in water.

Rory Doyle, senior research scientist at BMT Group, described the project as a "world first".

He said: "While using shoals of robotic fish might appear like something straight out of science fiction, we are building on a design created by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, which is incredibly energy efficient. …

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