Science: A Fish-Like Airship

A research team around Silvain Michel at the Swiss EMPA has created a blimp that moves and steers around like a fish. The airship uses artificial muscles based on electro-active polymers for its propulsion similar to the way fish swim through water.

Here’s a video of the blimp from a competition at the airship convention last week in Germany.

Click on the image below for the link (multimedia)

link to vimeo video

More information:
EMPA on the research
Airship convention web site

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