So you’ve seen the Honda ASIMO, now check out some amazing underwater robots.

ACM-R5 Amphibious Snake-Like Robot

Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the ACM-R5 is a radio-controlled amphibious robot designed to move like its real world counterpart. It can slither or swim underwater for 30 minutes on a full charge. Inside, you’ll find an intricate sensor system (attitude/torque), small-sized camera, and a 32bit micro controller. [Source]

Robotic Carp

Japanese researchers at Ryomei Engineering have developed a line of robotic carp — “modeled after a Nishiki koi carp as a form of tribute to Hiroshima Castle ” — that come equipped with CCD cameras and sensors for analyzing water quality.

The 80-cm (31-inch), 12-kg (26-pound) fish has a white body with bright red spots. Though the tail movement is very smooth and lifelike, the remote-controlled koi is capable of moves that a genuine koi is unable to perform, such as swimming in reverse and rotating in place



Researchers at Japan’s Kobe University have unveiled two underwater robots that move eerily smiliar to their real-life counterparts. Technical information has not yet been released, but they sure to give us a glimpse of what’s to come in the world of robotics.[Source 12]

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