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DailyDirt: Robots Of The Sea

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Robots can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but some of the more interesting designs mimic some animals in the ocean. Machines that can operate underwater have some obvious military applications, but studying biomimicry can also lead to discoveries in biology and deep sea ecosystems. Here are just a few projects looking at some varieties of sea-faring robots. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 23rd, 2012 @ 5:44pm

    I'd like to see...

    a huge aquarium full of robot fish.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 23rd, 2012 @ 7:28pm

    How about a robot that moves along a fluid by flipping itself inside out?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLxWnGKaYIk

     

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    Pixelation, Apr 23rd, 2012 @ 7:45pm

    Explosivejelly

    "The US Navy has funded a Robojelly project to make a soft robot that copies some of the characteristics of the moon jellyfish."

    I can't wait until they make them out of C-4!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 24th, 2012 @ 2:23am

    Re: Explosivejelly

    4 parts fine gun powder 1 part petroleum jelly should do it, then you just need the primary cap.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Apr 24th, 2012 @ 2:13pm

    Re: Explosivejelly

    It's pretty easy to envision military applications of soft body robots that can swim around in the oceans for indefinite periods of time....

     

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