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.

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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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