Yes, you read the title correctly.
Geeky Gadgets ran a story that tipped me off to this and I couldn’t resist doing a bit more research.
According to the staff at Boston Engineering, mimicking the way nature makes something is just efficient.
David Taylor, program manager for the BIOSwimmer for DHS S&T’s Borders and Maritime Security Division, said in a statement, “It’s all about distilling the science. It’s called ‘biomimetics.’ We’re using nature as a basis for design and engineering a system that works exceedingly well. Tuna have had millions of years to develop their ability to move in the water with astounding efficiency. Hopefully we won’t take that long.”
The first couple of seconds of their promo video show the tuna in action…accompanied by a very 80s music track.
I love the idea of this but so far I can’t find one on Amazon…oh, well!