DailyDirt: My Robot Lies Over The Ocean...

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Autonomous robots are popping up everywhere. Some can fly, and some can drive. Others can swim across the ocean. Considering that there are still a lot of places in the oceans not yet explored, fish-like robots could gather amazing amounts of data and help us keep an eye on 70% of the Earth's (water-covered) surface. Here are just a few projects that are working on ocean-faring bots. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 3rd, 2012 @ 5:17pm

    robot aquariums!

    I wanna see aquariums filled with fish robots... kids will never have to go thru the trama of flushing goldfish down the toilet if they can have solar powered fishbots doing random walk navigation in a 10 gallon fish tank.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 4th, 2012 @ 2:45am

    I didn't get enough sleep last night.

    A Raspberry Pi might be the brains of one of the first autonomous robot boats to cross the Atlantic Ocean without human intervention. This FishPi bot will be solar powered, propelled by a small motor (no sailing!) -- and hopefully it won't get eaten by anything on its trip. [urp]

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    Chris Brand (profile), Oct 4th, 2012 @ 9:33am

    Robot fish

    I'm picturing hordes of robot fish from different companies, all trying to lead the same school into different nets. If one them succeeds, of course, they'll discover that the school is actually entirely made up of robots...

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