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. Video after the jump.

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

[via PinkTentacle]

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. Video after the jump.

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

[via PinkTentacle]