Watch a translucent gel robot catch and release a live fish


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/07/watch-a-translucent-gel-robot.html


#2

The materials used here are pretty cool, but in what sense is this a ‘robot’ and not a ‘tool on the end of a stick’?


#3

I immediately thought of the ongoing scourge of lionfish in the Caribbean Sea. A few hundred or thousand autonomous robots configured with this technology might be able to finally make make a dent in the lionfish population.


#4

In robotics terms this is actually called an “end effector”.


#5

You can’t really get major scientific funding bucks if you present it as a tool on the end of a stick. You need to proactive your paradigm to synergize your cloud-based innovative schemas, after all.


#6

Watch an opaque, polymer plastic robot grab and release a delicate flower bloom https://toymeetsworld.net/2013/08/29/toy-review-dinosaur-head-on-a-stick/


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