Friday, July 26, 2013

Pizza-delivering robot killer whales

Maybe they aren't robot whales, but now they're building underwater robots. I suppose robot subs would be accurate, but they are large mechanical things that travel under the sea. So, robot whales it is.

I mean, they are based on how fish sense their environment, according to the report I sorta read. And, they have to perform some tasks.
Demonstrating agility and control, the submarines will need to bump two buoys in response to colors emitted every few seconds. The vehicles will also need to show mastery of a speed trap and fire foam torpedoes through holes in a hexagonal wheel.

Finally, the submarines will also need to deliver a pizza: They must bring two mock pizza boxes (made from PVC pipe) to a specified location.
Yep. Robots that performs tasks underwater, fire torpedoes, and deliver pizza.

It's not Robot Monkeys on the Moon, but it's something.

But, I gotta ask: is pizza delivery the best use of robot killer whales? What would you have an underwater killer robot do?


  1. Jeff in South DakotaJuly 26, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    Get rid of all those sharks with frikin lasers attached to their heads.

  2. I'd have them deliver pizzas to Teenage Mutant Ninja Sea Turtles.

  3. Poking holes in Iranian (or Chinese) submarines would be an interesting little project, wouldn't it?

  4. Bye bye Aquaman.

  5. CCO: Have you no heart? Did you forget how many families lost husbands and fathers when someone left the screen door open on the IRNS Khomeini?

  6. Based on how fish sense their environment? Fish behavior is:

    1) Find food.

    2) Make babies.

    3) Repeat #1 and #2 until something larger than you performs #1 on you. Then exi

    We can do better. This isn't Science!, it's Engineering.

  7. Put hi-viz cameras on them, re-program them to be non-threatening and teach them to pull down bikini bottoms, on command.

    Then,... send em out to do their duty........Repeatedly, and without ceasing.

    Yes, I already own all the domain names for this idea. YouTube, here I come...................

  8. Punch underwater hippies. Now you may say that there are no underwater hippies, because hippies are allergic to water because they like being dirty. Many Americans are unaware of the danger that underwater hippies pose to our freedoms. We must program these robots to punch underwater hippies before it is too late.

  9. Have them locate shipwrecks, and leave flyers for take-out service on them for future salvagers. Don't forget to mention the ability to deliver pizzas right to the wreck.

  10. re the picture: But it wasn't a bot. It was a BOT LOBSTER!

  11. Muslim outreach. Of course, this requires that, topside, we ensure that all Muslims follow Bin Laden.

  12. Get all the sharks to work for NATO. Sharks + NATO = . . . .

  13. Make manned trawlers obsolete. Do it by remote contrawl.

  14. 12.Oppo says:

    July 26th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Get all the sharks to work for NATO. Sharks + NATO = . . . .

    Heh. More elegant than that "Sharkbotnado" think I was envisioning...

  15. Can it broadcast the Jaws theme?

  16. Oppo @9: Groovy cool & mind boggling at the same time!


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