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Gingersnap
03-24-2009, 02:30 PM
Robotic fish released into Port Gijon in northern Spain

Stephen Duffin - Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 | 8:55PM (PT)

Robotic fish to check for pollutants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO9oseiCTdk
The waters of Port Gijon in Spain are to be introduced to robotic fish soon.

Scientists are building a school of robotic fish in order to check on the quality of the water. Fashioned after carp, the fish are to be lifelike in appearance and swimming mannerisms so they will not frighten the other aquatic animals.

The robots are equipped with tiny chemical sensors capable of detecting pollutants in the water. The fish were developed by the University of Essex in Britain, and a UK-based engineering consultancy called BMT Group. They are the result of a three year research project funded by the European Commission.The fish are autonomous -- meaning they go and swim freely like regular carp in the port, rather than being controlled remotely. They run on batteries that are recharged every eight hours, or when the fish automatically return to a charging station.

Source: FT.com

And so it begins.....

Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/news/10210-robotic-fish-released-into-port-gijon-in-northern-spain/)

FlaGator
03-24-2009, 03:03 PM
And so it begins.....

Neoseeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/news/10210-robotic-fish-released-into-port-gijon-in-northern-spain/)

Why don't they just toss in a drunk and then check him for cancer after six months. It's much more cost effective.

Gingersnap
03-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Why don't they just toss in a drunk and then check him for cancer after six months. It's much more cost effective.

Drunks aren't shiny and pretty. Also, they are too tasty.

SarasotaRepub
03-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Now all they have to do is fit the laser and we're all set!!! :D

noonwitch
03-25-2009, 07:53 AM
They look kind of cool. I wonder what kind of drugs the guys who thought it up are on, though.

Mythic
03-26-2009, 06:43 PM
What happens if bigger fish eat them? Isn't this just as bad as tossing cans in the water? Haha

JB
03-27-2009, 08:12 PM
Does this mean I have to learn how to tie robotic flies?