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9. Next steps for the fishBOOT and the non-human fishBOAT

Next for the fishBOOT is a two-person version. The two people stand on either side of the center of displacement and bob up and down in a 180 degree phase (when one is going up, the other is going down).  This rotates the hull which, via the fluke, produces thrust.  Two people bobbing will produce significantly more thrust than just me, rocking my weight gently back and forth, in the solo version.  I expect the two-person version will go between 4 and 6.5 knots.  The two-person version will also have a really cool steering system which steers by bending part of the hull. 

While interesting, the fishBOOT taught me what was required to drive the non-human version, the fishBOAT.