I mean, they are based on how fish sense their environment, according to the report I sorta read. And, they have to perform some tasks.
Demonstrating agility and control, the submarines will need to bump two buoys in response to colors emitted every few seconds. The vehicles will also need to show mastery of a speed trap and fire foam torpedoes through holes in a hexagonal wheel.Yep. Robots that performs tasks underwater, fire torpedoes, and deliver pizza.
Finally, the submarines will also need to deliver a pizza: They must bring two mock pizza boxes (made from PVC pipe) to a specified location.
It's not Robot Monkeys on the Moon, but it's something.
But, I gotta ask: is pizza delivery the best use of robot killer whales? What would you have an underwater killer robot do?