Carnegie Mellon University

Goldfish in a tank on wheels

February 01, 2022

Build18 Featured in The Verge

Participants of the ECE Build18 engineering festival were referenced in a story in The Verge featuring their project of creating a fish-operated vehicle. They created a vehicle that could house their goldfish Walter’s tank, which the fish could pilot by swimming against one of the four walls. Using a camera to detect its movement, the vehicle would then move with the fish, allowing Walter to move about the terrestrial land. The robot was built in three days by students who “decided it would be awesome if he could hang out with us!”

Read the story here.