British robotics team has unveiled new fish robots which are very lifelike and the are designed to happily swim around and detect water pollution with their koi-style whiskers.Â Don’t let the bejeweled piscine machine fool you about it’s true intentions. Just because they are cute and they swim in a very natural way doesn’t mean they are not out to get you. The first generation machines will be five feet long and if they were really used for pollution monitoring seems like they could be a lot smaller. Sure the Robo-fish are designed to monitor waterborne pollution but they really are coldwater killers. This is just one more step in the inevitable take over by our robot overlords. Hey do you think that they could skin one to look like a peppermint angelfish and if they did, would it cost more than the real thing?
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.