See how bees and fish communicate with each other with the help of robot translators

Two years ago, engineers created a robotic fish that was so realistic that a school of zebrafish, in

which he was placed, mistook him for a real fish and recognized him as the leader.

Now, researchers used a robot fish inSwitzerland as a link to the robot bee in a colony of bees, located in Austria. Each of the robots communicated with their living prototypes in a language that they could understand — for example, with fish through tail movement, acceleration and deceleration, and with bees through vibration.

Each of these robotic systemstracked the behavior of animals around them, and then sent this data to other robots, which then translated them into signals for their species. Thus, the robots acted as interpreters between two populations of animals that were about 700 km apart.

Previously, Massachusetts engineersThe University of Technology (MIT) has created molecule-sized microscopic robots that are controlled by light. The devices are able to connect with each other, forming any shape, and push objects.