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Deep See Fishing

augmented reality
AR innovation so far has mostly been limited to novelty shopping, gaming, entertainment, and museum-going uses, with little in the way of useful, but the recent work of researchers at The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Johns Hopkins, which used a simulated AR “refuge” to demonstrate that the electric glass knifefish can tell the difference between real and virtual reality, may give the technology a bit more weight. “This is the perhaps the first study where augmented reality has been used to probe, in real time, this fundamental process of movement-based active sensing, which nearly all animals use to perceive the environment around them,” says NJIT associate biology professor Eric Fortune. “Because animals continue to be so much better at vision and control of movement than any artificial system that has been devised, we think that engineers could take the data we’ve published and translate that into more powerful feedback control systems.” Sounds like something robot fish of the future could use.
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