49216243 story Give Zebrafish Some Booze and They Stop Fearing Robots 58 Posted by Soulskill on Friday August 02, 2013 @05:10PM from the valuable-life-advice dept. Zothecula writes "With some help from a robotic fish, scientists have discovered that zebrafish are much like humans in at least one way – they get reckless when they get drunk. OK, 'drunk' might not be technically accurate, but when exposed to alcohol, the fish show no fear of a robotic version of one of their natural predators, the Indian leaf fish. When they're "sober," they avoid the thing like crazy. The researchers believe that the experiments indicate a promising future for robots in behavioral studies."