Fish-Operated Vehicle

Scientists at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev trained goldfish to drive a "fish-operated vehicle" or FOV. Details from scmp.com:

Each fish was put into the FOV – equipped with a fish tank – at different locations in a room and tasked with a goal to drive to a visual target. If they steered to the target, they were rewarded with a fish pellet. To the scientists’ amazement, the goldfish successfully reached the target after a few days of training, no matter what position they started in or if they were interrupted by hitting a wall or by false targets, according to the release.

So how long before your Uber driver is a fish?



More info: "From fish out of water to new insights on navigation mechanisms in animals"
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 13, 2022
     Category: Motor Vehicles | Experiments | Fish





Comments
This one also has Ig Nobel Prize written all over it.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/13/22 at 01:23 PM
I knew that, long ago, there would be a place for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1GvDWtccI

Kip Addotta had the whole thing pegged.
Posted by KDP on 01/13/22 at 06:43 PM
They showed this one on QI, I think. Either that or something very similar.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/15/22 at 02:33 PM









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