Warren Tarboten
Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor – Dr. Lei Cui


As an autonomous robot that looks and behaves like a fish. It will not disturb other living things
in their natural environment. It has Bluetooth connectivity. Allowing remote control of the speed
and direction it can swim. With vision and other sensors it will be able to environmentally
monitor the ecosystem. The shell structure of the fish was 3D printed with precision to enable a
water tight seal. In addition a two part mould was printed to cast the silicon skin as a further
precaution to seal the structure. The tail and fins were printed in flexible ABS material

Watch the video here.


Dr Lei Cui, Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the project supervisor.