Goldfish Can Drive Fish Tank on Wheels, Israel Study Finds

Goldfish Can Drive Fish Tank on Wheels, Israel Study Finds


(AFP) —  Goldfish may have short memories but, according to an Israeli university study, they might be able to drive.

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that a goldfish’s innate navigational abilities allowed it to steer a robotic vehicle towards a terrestrial target if given a food reward.

To conduct their unusual experiment, the team placed a fish tank on a set of motorised wheels.

A camera system then recorded the fish’s movements in the water and translated it into navigational directions — effectively moving the contraption in the direction where the fish bumped up against the glass.

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In a video released by the university, the fish can be seen “driving” the vehicle toward a visual target, a colourful mark

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