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Robot tuna joins Homeland Security arsenal



Speedy tuna capable of swimming tirelessly in the Earths oceans have inspired the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to fund a lookalike robot for underwater patrols.The “BIOSwimmer” robot features faithfully replicated fins and a flexible tail to pull off quick maneuvers like the real-life fish.Homeland Securitymade the choice to fund the robot made by the Boston Engineering Corporation in Waltham, Mass., with an eye toward missions such as exploring the flooded areas of ships, inspecting oil tankers or patrolling U.S. harbors to watch out for suspicious activity.

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