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US Navy Builds Robotic Fish Spy

US Navy Builds Robotic Fish Spy

US Navy Builds Robotic Fish Spy

If you saw this coming towards you, you'd first be terrified that it was a shark, then you'd calm down when you found out it was just a robot fish spy, and be extremely impressed instead.

The GhostSwimmer, designed by Boston Engineering, is part of the US Navy's Project Silent NEMO, and is modeled on the movement of a bluefin tuna. It's 5 feet long, weighs 100 pounds and can glide through water at a depth of up to 300 feet. At the moment, it's being tested for use as a tool for gathering geological data and weather information and inspecting ships and ports but, clearly, later down the line it could be used for surveillance and intelligence gathering - though we suspect that could lead to a lot of innocent fish being blown up as a precaution when spotted near sensitive rival Navy ports.

It's definitely the sort of thing that Q would invent: hopefully they can feature one in the forthcoming James Pond sorry, Bond, movie Spectre.​

[via Mental Floss]