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Slideshow: Nautical Robots Ride Out the Storm

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: The last one, the turtle, is interesting.
Ann R. Thryft   3/18/2014 12:03:59 PM
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William, you're on a roll there. As to herding cats, I've only done it euphemistically, with people.

William K.
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Re: The last one, the turtle, is interesting.
William K.   3/17/2014 5:22:37 PM
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Herding cats is not that hard if one has lots of canned fish in their pockets. At least I think that would be the case, I have not tried it myself.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: The last one, the turtle, is interesting.
Ann R. Thryft   3/17/2014 1:06:39 PM
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William, that's very funny. I mean about herding salmon. I suspect it's a bit like herding cats, don't you think?



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The last one, the turtle, is interesting.
William K.   3/14/2014 8:26:15 PM
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The last robot in the slideshow is the one that has copied the tutrtle's method of propulsion, which is cool. Considering that turtles can move a lot faster in the water than on land, and that they make their escape from sunning on logs to just "plop" into the water in a real hurry. Those robots could probably get past a defense system being mistaken for turtles. So copying nature does have advantages.

 

And the jellyfish grinders: Those toxic beasts reproduce fast enough that they would never be endangered, and probably few would miss them if they went extinct. The fact is that we don't know of any real benefit that they provide, except for keeping all the babes on the beach i  that one area of Australia. And it seems that the various things that eat them also eat a lot of other things as well. So how about aquatic robots to herd tha  salmon around to eat up the jellyfish? The problem is, "how do you herd salmon"?

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Re: But can they sing????
Ratsky   3/4/2014 2:07:13 PM
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Maybe gen 2....

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: But can they sing????
Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2014 1:59:03 PM
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Ratsky, thanks for the link. Nice sounding music in those vocals. I've got some of Grisman's earlier stuff.
To answer your question: nope, these bots don't do music--at least, not yet.

Ratsky
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Re: But can they sing????
Ratsky   3/4/2014 1:50:34 PM
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See riggy.com

sea music!

 

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2014 1:41:01 PM
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Ratsky, love your icon. Um, what are nautical musicians? That makes me think of the Sirens in Greek mythology, but somehow I don't think that's what you mean.

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But can they sing????
Ratsky   3/4/2014 11:07:11 AM
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Since my brother (aka "Riggy") is a "nautical musician" I had to ask! Wouldn't want to automate him out of a job!

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/19/2014 1:49:54 PM
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,,,didn't know that.  Thought the Roomba's just wandered ,,, Like the Hayward does. So, Roomba owners need to program the device for the layout of the furniture in rooms-?

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