Thursday, November 10, 2005

The London Aquarium's New Arrival

Lately, the London Aquarium unveiled the
newest "species" to join its collection: robo-carp.
Computer scientists at the University of Essex in the U.K. developed the self-guided robot fish, seen here swimming in the aquarium. The designers say it is the smartest such robot yet created—the fish uses artificial intelligence and built-in sensors to avoid obstacles and respond to environmental changes, believe it or not! The fish's battery lasts for up to five hours, though the scientists hope to one day program it to search for and access a recharging station when it runs very low. The bot, which resembles a one-and-a-half-foot-long (half-meter-long) common carp, mimics the motions of a real fish swimming. Three of the robt fish will swim in a tank at the aquarium alongside their living environment.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"We Are Robots"

Funny new show on http://www.thefrown.com/player.php?/wearerobots/angrybot. In comments, tell me your favorite episode!

Twiki!



The coolest robot from the 1970's show, Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century. (And yes, that show is still on TV. It is on the Sci Fi Channel) http://www.jeffbots.com/twiki.wav