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Israeli Scientists Teach Goldfish to Steer & Control a Robotic Vehicle Source: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Fish Are Smarter Than You Think! This is not a fish tale; it is real science. Israeli scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have trained six gold fish to individually drive, control and steer a robotic vehicle to receive treats. They have developed an FOV or fish operated vehicle. It consists of a mounted, plexiglass water tank, motorized wheels, a camera to track the fish's location and a computer and lidar to collect data on the vehicle's ground location. It is an awesome example of the intersection of robotic and AI enabled technologies, animal cognitive capabilities and the power of positive reinforcement on the brains of six goldfish. Breakthrough Technology and Incredible Results The fish gets control of the vehicle via the computer, camera and omniwheels. The vehicle moves and reacts to the fish's position.