RSS Fish on Wheels gives our aquatic friends terrestrial freedom

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    With the rapidly advancing pace of robotics and the decent number of fishbots we’ve seen over the years, it was only a matter of time before real fish melded with real machine. The Fish on Wheels project is essentially a fish-bowl go-kart that uses motion-tracking software to drive the Fish on Wheels whatever direction it happens to swim.

    A goldfish is a good candidate to test the mechanics of how the system works but could you imagine this system being applied to fish with half a brain? A large pet cichlid like a managuense, an oscar, or even a grouper could soon learn how the machine works and quickly make use of it to follow its owner around the house.

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    And don’t even get us started on enabling the Fish on Wheels for octopus, Ceph on Wheels. You wouldn’t even need a motion tracking camera for Ceph on Wheels, just put a coupe levers or a bonafide steering wheel in there and the octopod will soon enough figure it out. Of course, this proof of concept is just a hobby project for now but we can imagine a future where this type of technology is refined for commercial use at which point your favorite fish and roomba will have a lot in common. Supa cool!*[Engadget via The Verge]


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