Noah Cowan’s research featured in Johns Hopkins Magazine

February 5, 2019

Professor Noah Cowan’s research was recently featured in the article “Do Researchers Dream of Electric Fish?” in Johns Hopkins Magazine. Read the full article here.

Cowan and his team has designed a noninvasive system to collect data and study the habits of knifefish and other creatures with electric personalities. The electric knifefish is a unique animal that cuts through the water like a knife’s edge while using electricity to navigate its murky surroundings, hide from predators, and catch prey – much like bats use sonar in the dark. Cowan’s team is applying its understanding of locomotion in animals like the knifefish to build new algorithms and robotic devices.


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