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   Undertoad  Monday Oct 10 01:41 PM

10/10/2005: Robotic fish



xoB helps present this set of robotic fish. Three such fish were developed by the University of Essex, and they are shown at the London Aquarium.






Elspode  Monday Oct 10 01:46 PM

This should greatly ease the workload on real fish someday.



Calamormine  Monday Oct 10 02:11 PM

This is horrible! We should release these poor robotic fish from captivity, and put them back in the ocean where they belong!

Unless of course, they're fresh water robots.



lumberjim  Monday Oct 10 02:42 PM

um, could we get some laser beams on their backs, please?



capnhowdy  Monday Oct 10 03:25 PM

Now this is a tremendous leap forward in the world of science/technology. I don't know why we haven't already thought of this. Now if another genius could think of a practical purpose for them we'd be even further ahead of the world tech race.
I reckon you would use ic chips for bait, but with only three in "exsistance" the limit would probably be....... none.
Pretty fishies though. Pretty.



Ubergeek  Monday Oct 10 05:49 PM

Well... at least this one isn't likely to mistake you for a harp seal and decide to take a bite out of you just to see what you taste like.



chrisinhouston  Monday Oct 10 08:25 PM

They have black eyes, never trust an animal with black eyes...



Queen of the Ryche  Monday Oct 10 10:51 PM

With all the effort they put into the bodies, you'd think they would have made their faces a little prettier........but what do you expect from robot building geeks. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.



Saknussem  Monday Oct 10 11:03 PM

I wonder if you use a worm for bait with those. Maybe they will make a trojan seahorse next.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 11 01:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
Now if another genius could think of a practical purpose for them we'd be even further ahead of the world tech race.
They are bait. A couple treble hooks and let them swim right out to the big uns.

I think the purpose is to figure out how to propel man made craft through the water as efficiently as fish..... and amuse the kiddies.

Thank you, uh...thank you very much, but reserve genius for guys like Arnold Einstein


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 11 01:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisinhouston
They have black eyes, never trust an animal with black eyes...
You wouldn't say that if they were painted on velvet.


Trilby  Tuesday Oct 11 06:51 AM

The thing about a shark it's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes...and when he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'...till he bites ya, then those black eyes roll over white...



mlandman  Tuesday Oct 11 07:02 AM

no cure for cancer, but at least we have this.

what a waste of fucking money. If I sent my kid to this school and he was part of this I'd put an end to his tuition *right quick*.



Sundae  Tuesday Oct 11 08:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
what a waste of fucking money. If I sent my kid to this school and he was part of this I'd put an end to his tuition *right quick*.
According to Professor Hu: 'This work has many real-world applications including seabed exploration, detecting leaks in oil pipelines, mine countermeasures, and improving the performance of underwater vehicles.'

Surely if your child was at university reading Computer Science & studying robotics it would be a reasonable project to be part of?

Personally I think they're beautiful in a slightly creepy way. but then I think that about real fish too!


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 11 09:55 AM

Quote:
According to Professor Hu: 'This work has many real-world applications including seabed exploration, detecting leaks in oil pipelines, mine countermeasures, and improving the performance of underwater vehicles.'
And they won't run(swim) away like those damn Dolphins.


jaguar  Tuesday Oct 11 10:23 AM

you should see it swim, creepily real.



Lastcall  Friday Oct 14 04:45 PM

I suppose in the longrun if you landed one of these beauties with your favorite rod and reel there is a plus....."cheaper to stuff and mount "



capnhowdy  Saturday Oct 15 09:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lastcall
I suppose in the longrun if you landed one of these beauties with your favorite rod and reel there is a plus....."cheaper to stuff and mount "

..and with only three in exsistamce, that would be one hell of a trophy...


Lizsun  Tuesday Oct 18 08:26 AM

Now I know what to get my robot for his next birthday. :P
Me-Liz

http://lettingmebe.blogspot.com



Happy Monkey  Sunday Oct 30 08:44 AM

A video gallery.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 30 08:53 AM

Cool....thanks HM.



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