MTL News Archives for 2011

Going with the flow

November 9, 2011

Biomimetic pressure sensors help guide oceangoing vessels.


Lateral lines' in fish contain hundreds of tiny pressure and velocity sensors that enable them to navigate through currents and eddies as efficiently as possible. To mimic that ability, MIT researchers have developed inexpensive, sensitive MEMS-based pressure sensors and mounted them on a small experimental vessel in a pattern that replicates the distribution of the lateral lines.

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