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Goldfish taught to drive on land for Israeli animal behavior study : NPR

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Sure a goldfish can mingle in a tank, however some have taken their motion to the subsequent stage by working robotic autos on land as a part of an animal behavior experiment.

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Sure a goldfish can mingle in a tank, however some have taken their motion to the subsequent stage by working robotic autos on land as a part of an animal behavior experiment.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Picture this: A goldfish swimming in a sq. tank on wheels because it rolls intentionally from one aspect of a room to the opposite.

It’s not a scene from a youngsters’s e book or a futuristic film. It’s an animal behavior experiment at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the place researchers have efficiently skilled a number of goldfish to function a robotic car in an effort to discover whether or not their species is able to navigating on land.