British scientists have developed SHOAL – a robotic fish which can be programmed to go deep down into the waters to check for pollution. Developed by the University of Essex, trials of robot fish would be carried out in the Spanish port of Gijon.
This has been reported in canada.com dated 23rd of May 2012.
Water is the essence of life and pollution of water is a major problem faced all over the world. Normally, divers go into the water bodies to bring back samples of water which are then tested in the labs for level of contamination.
This is a long drawn out and time consuming process.
Very soon, humans would be replaced by technologically automated probes which would be sent into the water to check for pollution.
These robotic fish would be fully automated and fitted with sensors to detect pollutants.