Robot fish fools real fish

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    Science report: A robotic spy among the fish

    Researchers at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a miniature robot that can pretend to be a zebrafish, be accepted as another fish in the school, and even influence the direction the school swims. I think that's an impressive accomplishment!

    Now I wonder how long it will be before humanoid robots can blend into a crowd of people and not be noticed. Once a robot can walk naturally, could it fool a crowd of us?
     
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    Dr Q, I have walked among you for years!
     
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    Aha! Are you the one whose knees keep squeaking?
     
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    I feel like navigating a crowded city street is an extremely difficult problem, even if gait is sufficiently simulated.
     
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    Not so sure about the difficulty of navigating a city street in a world with self-driving cars. But, it does make me think of Data learning to dance...

    And then...


    I have to think at least initially it will go something like that.
     
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    Classic...show was great until they got too much political and agenda driven.
     
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    I just love this thread... but when I re-read it from the top and hit your question again, I do keep wishing the thing were over in PRSI; I have a robo-nomination in mind that would probably spring the thread to a couple dozen pages in no time at all, if only due to a rush of competing suggestions. :D

    Meanwhile the face of a robot fish fooling real fish is pretty impressive. Next step: fooling real fishermen. It would seem to get fairly tricky around the time one goes to fillet Mr.JesKiddin.
     
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    Perhaps a robot fish will run into a location-detecting underwater camera. Researchers at the University of Illinois have a camera that detects the polarization of light underwater, and uses that data to determine the angle of the sun, and from that the location of the camera. The camera's design was inspired by the eyes of the mantis shrimp. So perhaps the robot fish will have a shrimp dinner too!

     
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    Yeah toward the end they kind of turned Picard into an overly PC stiff and Worf became prissy.
     
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    More importantly, how long until someone figures out how to tie one of these on a line for the ultimate fishing lure?
     

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