Aquatic Robotics

Robot Fish Powered by Artificial Muscle

Posted 29 Dec 2002 at 16:47 UTC by steve Share This

According to a story in the Daily Yomiuri, two Japanese companies have teamed up to produce a robot fish for consumers. The fish is called Floajet and will be sold by Eamex starting in January. Artificial muscles made of a polymer resin will give the fish life-like movement. Photos of the fish and details of the polymer muscles can be found on the Eamex web site.

Fishy Memory, posted 29 Dec 2002 at 23:28 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Do they call the software cards... Fish Sticks?

Expensive fish, posted 30 Dec 2002 at 20:10 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

Having robot fish could get expensive. At about 16,000 yen each, not including the aquarium power supply system, it costs about $142.00 per fish. I sure hope they get cheaper than that when they do release it for sale. Otherwise it winds up as a interesting catalog item in the "Sharper Image" book on the commercial passenger airplanes.

Brain food, posted 31 Dec 2002 at 17:47 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

I think it would be cool to have a bunch of little solar powered fish that could swim in a 20 gal tank. When their batteries die they could float to the top and swim on their side. If they were biodegradeble you could just flush them or give them to the cat to eat.

Bunch of robot fish, posted 6 Jan 2003 at 17:35 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

True having a robofish aquarium would be pretty neat. But it's going to cost ya.

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