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Tuna Internal Drive Train  Robotuna is designed to mimic the shape and motion of a small tuna. It is controlled by six powerful servomotors (rated at 2 horsepower each) and has force sensors placed at various locations along the path of the controlling tendons. The carriage is towed through the water and swimming efficiency is calculated from the forces on the tendons. 

MIT's RoboTuna story 

RoboTuna was designed and build by David Barrett for his doctoral thesis.  Dave Barrett with Tuna
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