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   Undertoad  Thursday Mar 16 12:47 PM

3/16/2006: Robot carp

Those Japanese, building their robots! This time it's a robotic CARP, whose job it will be to take pictures of seabeds with its nose-mounted camera.

It's comin' right for us!

fargon  Thursday Mar 16 01:31 PM

I would need at least a gallon of tarter sauce

grazzers  Thursday Mar 16 01:54 PM

I would need at least a gallon of tarter sauce

Elspode  Thursday Mar 16 02:07 PM

Is this form actually functional, or is it just something for goofy fun while doing science?

binky  Thursday Mar 16 02:10 PM

Finally the low maintenance fish I've been waiting for! Now I can build the pond I have always wanted

Trilby  Thursday Mar 16 02:17 PM

Why is everything that comes out of Japan so creepy?

Pancake Man  Thursday Mar 16 02:28 PM

Why is everything that comes out of Japan so creepy?
It's not creepy, it's Super Happy Mega-Fun!

barefoot serpent  Thursday Mar 16 02:51 PM

Originally Posted by Undertoad
to take pictures of seabeds
just more pandering to the seamonkey fetishists.


Highriskgeo  Thursday Mar 16 02:59 PM

I think instead of Carp they mean Coy

CharlieG  Thursday Mar 16 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by Highriskgeo
I think instead of Carp they mean Coy
You mean Koi?

Cyclefrance  Thursday Mar 16 03:31 PM

Oh, boi...!

Highriskgeo  Thursday Mar 16 03:33 PM

yeah koi coy you got the jist

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 16 04:10 PM

It's claimed to observe sea-bed resources (sushi?) and bottom feeders.
I should think it would scare the crap out of the bottom feeders.

Kagen4o4  Thursday Mar 16 06:20 PM

it will blend in well with the surrounding balloons and clowns that live at the bottom of the sea.

slang  Thursday Mar 16 06:36 PM

No live link to the camera?

AureliusVin  Thursday Mar 16 08:22 PM

Freakin' hilarious, and whether or not to take it seriously is probably your own opinion.

My own would be that it is probably fully functional AND "Super Happy Mega-Fun"!

susan  Thursday Mar 16 08:57 PM

I think koi are a type of carp.

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 16 09:14 PM

Welcome to the Cellar, Susan.
I think your right about koi.

YellowBolt  Thursday Mar 16 10:38 PM

Not just type; koi literally is carp.

jojo  Friday Mar 17 12:07 AM

you just know some bubba is thinkin "da-yamn, ah'm unna try an noodle me that fellar"

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 17 04:55 AM

Types of carp

Genus Abramis
Carp bream (Abramis brama)
Genus Aristichthys:
Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis)
Genus Barbodes:
Carnatic carp (Barbodes carnaticus)
Genus Carassius:
Crucian carp (Carassius carassius )
Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Genus Cirrhinus:
Chinese mud carp (Cirrhinus chinensis)
Deccan white carp (Cirrhinus fulungee)
Hora white carp (Cirrhinus macrops)
Small scale mud carp (Cirrhinus microlepis)
Mud carp (Cirrhinus molitorella)
Genus Ctenopharyngodon:
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus)
Genus Culter:
Predatory carp (Culter erythropterus)
Genus Cyprinus:
Common carp, Koi (Cyprinus carpio)
Genus Epalzeorhynchos:
Red-tailed black shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
Red-finned black shark or Rainbow shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatus)
Genus Henicorhynchus:
Siamese mud carp (Henicorhynchus siamensis)
Genus Hypophthalmichthys:
Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
Genus Labeo:
African carp (Labeo coubie)
Fringed-lipped peninsula carp (Labeo fimbriatus)
Pigmouth carp (Labeo kontius)
Genus Mylopharyngodon:
Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)

Trilby  Friday Mar 17 06:01 AM

Originally Posted by YellowBolt
koi literally is carp.
Or, to put it another way, koi literally is crap. *rimshot*:p

tippy  Friday Mar 17 06:45 AM

anyone seen that Cheech Maranis film (sp?) still smoking? (possibly) where he is talking to the fish...imagine how freaked you'd be if you were sitting there having a fly toke, or even just a sandwich, by the river bank and that thing popped up in front of you.

i want one though...not sure why...i just do...

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 18 06:58 PM

The guy that built this Robo-carp built another IOtD.

This site has the story and film links on Robo-carp.

Happy Monkey  Saturday Mar 18 07:55 PM

YThat carp better watch out!

capnhowdy  Saturday Mar 18 09:02 PM

"Where can I get some damn bait?"
I bet they'd be good smoked. I tried smoking a salmon one time... burnt up three Bic lighters and never DID get a decent toke. sheesh...

Kagen4o4  Saturday Mar 18 10:51 PM

the japanesse will find some way to use it for "up-skirt" websites

milkfish  Sunday Mar 19 06:48 AM

When will some American entrepreneur modify this design to come up with a robotic muskie?

Hang on!

chrisinhouston  Friday Mar 24 11:22 AM

More on Japanese Robot ideas are here:

I think the Guide Robot is a bit homely looking though!

chrisinhouston  Friday Mar 24 11:40 AM

This site from Honda is really neat with lots of videos to view

Especially amusing was "Greeting Passers By" and "The Press Conference" is a pretty good overviewof what Asimo can do. I also found the "Asimo Joins Science Class" good, goes to show why the Japanese are way ahead of our kids in the USA in science.

The streaming seems slow so you may want to pause until it mostly is loaded and then play.

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