Teach a robot to fish and you'll be obsolete
February 3, 2017 12:29 PM   Subscribe

 
(Did I miss a memo about mefi robot day or something?)
posted by phunniemee at 12:37 PM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


...the Soviets fixed the problem much more cheaply and quickly by using a net.
posted by bondcliff at 12:40 PM on February 3, 2017 [15 favorites]


No, the Soviets just stab the fish with a pencil.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 12:47 PM on February 3, 2017 [25 favorites]


And I the only one who thinks we just got our first look at Proto Gigolo Joe there in that second video?
posted by lagomorphius at 12:49 PM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


And I the only one who thinks we just got our first look at Proto Gigolo Joe there in that second video?

just google "male realdoll" - or better yet, don't google it. but the answer to your question is "no".
posted by GuyZero at 12:51 PM on February 3, 2017


And I the only one who thinks we just got our first look at Proto Gigolo Joe there in that second video?

The future of tentacle porn.
posted by betweenthebars at 1:00 PM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


...that can safely grab a live fish.

The victory conditions for DARPA competitions are getting really weird.
posted by The Tensor at 1:12 PM on February 3, 2017 [23 favorites]


well, there go the canoodling jobs
posted by thelonius at 1:16 PM on February 3, 2017 [4 favorites]


Soft robots are the best

I would have played Power by Kanye, though.
posted by MuppetNavy at 2:11 PM on February 3, 2017 [3 favorites]


The victory conditions for DARPA competitions are getting really weird.

Did they post a losers reel? So to speak.
posted by lagomorphius at 2:26 PM on February 3, 2017 [4 favorites]


These are cool, but are about as close to "robots" as wacky waving inflatable-arm flailing tube men.
posted by howfar at 3:02 PM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


WHAT NO "I FOR ONE"? WHAT HAS BECOME OF US
posted by Joseph Gurl at 3:13 PM on February 3, 2017 [4 favorites]


BEST. CRANE GAME. EVER.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 4:29 PM on February 3, 2017 [4 favorites]


When I saw this I wondered how long it will be before some version of soft flexible robot arms are used by police to subdue people.
posted by jjwiseman at 4:29 PM on February 3, 2017


Soft robots are the best

Oh my god, this is the best thing I've ever seen and I must have one.
posted by biogeo at 4:59 PM on February 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


Safely for whom?
posted by IndigoJones at 5:00 PM on February 3, 2017 [1 favorite]


When I saw this I wondered how long it will be before some version of soft flexible robot arms are used by police to subdue people.

Apparently the police can shoot anyone they want with impunity so I'm not sure why they'd spend a million dollars on a soft robot vs a dime for a bullet.
posted by GuyZero at 5:11 PM on February 3, 2017 [5 favorites]


"Raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water tentacle."
posted by Xyanthilous P. Harrierstick at 5:57 PM on February 3, 2017 [3 favorites]


That goldfish has really had it with the gel hand, until it forgets. Then it gets grabbed again.
posted by ethansr at 7:16 PM on February 3, 2017 [2 favorites]


In America's dark future MIT will only be able to get funding to build a bro-bot; its only task will be to ask people to smell its fishy fingers.
posted by biffa at 8:13 AM on February 4, 2017


But what if you teach a fish to man?
posted by plinth at 2:21 PM on February 4, 2017 [1 favorite]


"We call him Mister Slippy Fist"
posted by middleclasstool at 4:01 PM on February 4, 2017


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