Friday, July 25, 2008


Crunchgear tipped me off to the latest development in Japanese robotics - robo-bream. Researchers at the University of Kitakyushuu just released a fish with a one hour swim time and a camera to record the responses of its sealife hosts. The bad webpage translation I have says the internal motor is just slightly audible, which might deter fish with their keen vibration sensors. I'm also curious about the smell, though you can't fault the impeccable hand-painted details. Also, the soundtrack with the YouTube video is pretty good. I'm excited to see version 2.0 of the robotic manta.

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