It seems the robot fish we’ve seen from KITECH and Convex are just the beginning. In 2010 a full-blown aquatic robotics competition is already planned. The robots will have to avoid obstacles in a pool and race towards a destination. With a number of Korean companies and institutions already in the process of developing aquatic robots, as well as international teams from Japan and the U.S., they expect 8-10 teams will participate. Due to their streamlined shapes, fish robots are 20-30% more efficient than standard propeller-powered machines.