Pink Tentacle points us to this amazing looking sea bream robot.

Tai-robot-kun’s creator, professor Ikuo Yamamoto, says the robot can easily be mass-produced, outfitted with various cameras and sensors, and released into the sea to perform a wide range of oceanographic survey tasks. He adds that because the robot swims silently and looks like a real fish, it would be able to gather data without alarming the creatures it encounters.

Robofish will go where we can’t

6 thoughts on “Robotic sea bream

  1. Neat, but what happens when something eats it? I hope the data is a live feed to somewhere else, because I’m pretty sure vegetarians and environmentalists frown upon ripping open sharks to retrieve info.

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