Rolling Robots Mimic Fish To Prevent Car Crashes One Day

Robots, fish, cars. I like all three of those so naturally I think these robots that mimic the movements of fish to avoid crashing are awesome (except for the white one, he looks like a futuristic Klan member).

The point? Well, Nissan has been been studying schools of fish and how they avoid colliding with each other while swimming. They have come up with technology that is now in these three-wheeled bots — seven of them can travel together and can avoid crashes by using laser range finders and sharing info with each other. The hope is to bring that communication to our cars of the future. Frankly, I wouldn't mind if the cars of our future looked like those little guys too. [AFP]