DailyDirt: Underwater Robots For Fooling Fish & Finding Foul Waters

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The term "drone" usually refers to a robotic plane, but some robot researchers are developing underwater drones for exploring the oceans and going to some hard-to-reach underwater destinations. A few of these robotic fish projects also mimic real fish locomotion and appearance, so that the robots blend into their environment. Maybe someday these fake fish will replace the real ones in aquariums, and no one will notice.... 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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    Pixelation, Jul 25th, 2012 @ 6:02pm

    "(or maybe directly into fishing nets)"

    I can see it now, "Man, this fish is really hard and crunchy!"


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 25th, 2012 @ 6:04pm


    Tastes like Linux.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 26th, 2012 @ 3:28pm

    $775 seems a bit pricey for OpenROV?

    I'm thinking since it's open source, that price should come down quite a bit if the plans are downloadable.

    Also: it's not wireless?! hmm. Easier not to lose, I suppose.


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