Michigan State University is known for it's research.  Recently they were awarded a $1 million federal grant to build Grace.  Grace stands for Gliding Robot Ace, a robofish that will be used to observe migration and feeding habits for aquatic species.

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The robot will be equipped with technology that can track fish that have acoustical transmitters.

There have been previous models of robot fish used to measure temperatures and water quality in the Great Lakes, each cost $300,000.  This new version is much more cost efficient, it has better mobility and it is more energy efficient.

Michigan State University is working with the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Science Foundation for funding to keep this research going.