Video: Swimming with Virtual Swarms

Researchers track a fish in a virtual-reality system as it responds to projections of other fish of the same species.

Ashley Yeager
Ashley Yeager

Ashley started at The Scientist in 2018. Before joining the staff, she worked as a freelance editor and writer, a writer at the Simons Foundation, and a web producer at...

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Aug 21, 2017

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On the left, a real fish swims in a swarm of video-game space invaders, representing fish of the same species. The invaders disappear when the fish enters the pink portal. On the right, the fish is represented as a red dot. Invaders are shown in gray. The set-up produces artificial visual scenery within an environment where the fish can still freely move.

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