"Uirapuru" has two basic areas: telerobotic fish control and 3D shared virtual world, and they are interconnected. When participants log on into the virtual world the telerobotic fish "sings" in the gallery and online (i.e., it plays the real Uirapuru song). When participants control the telerobotic fish locally or via the Web it moves accordingly in the gallery. Sonar units in the gallery track the movement of the real telerobotic fish and the telerobotic fish's avatar moves in the virtual space according to x,y,z data generated from the movement of the real telerobotic fish in the gallery. Video from the point of view of the telerobotic fish is streamed live on the web. Songs from Uirapuru and other Amazonian birds are also streamed live on the Web.

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