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Dolphins meet robot March 19, 2009

Posted by Maribeth in Uncategorized.
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sirengrotto took her Pleo to meet the dolphins at SeaWorld; starts to get interesting around 1:46. If you click through to YouTube the comments are worth reading: they’re speculating on what the dolphins were sensing/seeing that was worth hanging out for, e.g. maybe IR pulses that the Pleo emits from its mouth, and uses for wayfinding?

She made the Pleo vid in response to this, which despite featuring no mechanical/electrical parts definitely involves dorkbot-style behavior…by dolphins:

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1. k0re - March 19, 2009

according to todd lappin (aka telstar logistics) EdgeFX built a robo-dolphin with too much of the uncanny valley thing going on as the real dolphins didn’t like it. here’s his pic of the robo-dolphin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/387066551/in/photostream/


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