The seemingly random constant movements of fish are actually precisely calculated to provide, at any moment, the sensory feedback they need to navigate their world, research suggests. The finding, which appears in Current Biology, enhances our understanding of active sensing behaviors performed by all animals, including humans, such as whisking, touching, and sniffing. It also demonstrates how robots built with better sensors could interact with their environment more effectively.
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Written by Jill Rosen from Johns Hopkins University December 14, 2018
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