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The new, improved Robo-Fish-Car

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 30, 2014 09:00 AM
Have you ever wondered where your fish would explore if it was able to move beyond the confines of its glass box? In recent years, a few "out-of-the-box" designers have created robotic fish "cars" that allow fish to do exactly that. The Abovemarine is the latest version of this concept.

Remember the fish-controlled robotic concept vehicle built by Studio diip?  Adam Ben-Dror has improved upon this idea with his Abovemarine, another mechanized electric vehicle that uses a camera and motion detection software to steer the "car."  The Abovemarine allows his pet betta, Jose, to explore his surroundings and interact with Adam ... as well as his dog Einstein.

At the rate we're seeing creative people build these robotic fish cars, we wouldn't be surprised if one day you'll be taking your fish for a "walk" around your house.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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