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Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:22 AM

Researchers develop car for a goldfish to drive




WE know goldfish are skilled at some things, but always thought it was limited to swimming, eating and hiding in underwater castles. However it now seems they can also be surprisingly good drivers.

A team of tech wizards at Studio Diip, which specialises in innovative image-recognition projects, have kitted up a goldfish tank with a camera and computer vision software, turning it into a robot car for their finned friends.
As the goldfish swims around in the tank, the system detects which way hes heading and directs the car there, essentially allowing the fish to control the vehicle. By swimming towards an interesting object, the fish can explore the world beyond the limits of his tank, Studio Diip says.

See video of the goldfish piloting its car at Carsguide.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/technology/design/researchers-develop-car-for-a-goldfish-to-drive/story-fnjwucvh-1226823892210

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MrScorpio Feb 2014 OP
Solly Mack Feb 2014 #1
longship Feb 2014 #2
GReedDiamond Feb 2014 #3
struggle4progress Feb 2014 #4
Sherman A1 Feb 2014 #5
pinboy3niner Feb 2014 #6
KurtNYC Feb 2014 #7
MrScorpio Feb 2014 #8
hunter Feb 2014 #9
NV Whino Feb 2014 #10

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:25 AM

1. Fish gotta swim.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:05 AM

2. Yup, researchers are always doing that stuff.

Next year It'll be standard equipment on a Volvo. They'll call it Carp Drive. Then you can ride in comfort, read the newspaper or a novel, watch a movie, text all you want, and scream your head off when the car goes over a cliff.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:06 AM

3. Free Range Goldfish!!!...

...they are free to roam about your surroundings (not theirs), in their movable fishtanks!!!

Sounds like the Repug/Teabag Party Ultimate Dream for controlling the masses.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:22 AM

4. Once again, science and technology step in to save us from our own silliness!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:48 AM

5. What kind of insurance rates

do you think they will be able to get?

Can Flo add a multi goldfish discount?

There are many questions that will have to be answered before goldfish are driving about?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 06:18 AM

6. I always knew tailfins would make a comeback

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 08:29 AM

7. So is that technically a "car pool" ?

Next they should build a tunnel for it...
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a car pool tunnel

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 08:31 AM

8. You ought to get that syndrome looked after...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:19 AM

9. It needs a big robot body, not some little cart.

Like this:


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:21 AM

10. But what about up.

Fish swim up and down. But mostly they go in circles. Maybe this would work well in round abouts.

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