Flying Fish Robot Powered by Water

Flying Fish Robot Powered by Water
The Flying Fish robot uses water as fuel to leap out of the water and fly through the air as far as 85 feet.

Developed by a team from Imperial College London, the Flying Fish robot could be used to take water samples in ‘cluttered environments,’ such as flooded or polluted areas. The robot’s propulsion system consists of a small amount of calcium carbide powder contained in a combustion chamber, along with a small pump. When water from the environment is pumped into the chamber, a burnable gas is produced that ignites to create a jet stream of water that thrusts the robot into the air.

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