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'Fish car' allows goldfish to drive around


Posted on Friday, 14 February, 2014 | Comment icon 28 comments

The 'fish car' is completely autonomous. Image Credit: YouTube / Studio diip
A perplexing new automobile has been invented that gives goldfish the opportunity to go for a drive.
The bizarre contraption is essentially a fish tank on wheels with a computerized steering mechanism that uses a digital camera to detect where the fish is located and in what direction it is swimming.

By processing this data the system is able to move the vehicle to match the position of the fish so that the unwary occupant is effectively driving itself around.

The "fish on wheels" device is the brainchild of a company called Studio Diip and is designed to encourage the development of enhancements in pet mobility.


Source: Engadget | Comments (28)

Tags: Goldfish

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by John Mirra on 18 February, 2014, 2:55
I don't want my fish driving around the house while I'm asleep. Hey, does this thing have fish seat belts ?
Comment icon #20 Posted by Rogue Suga on 18 February, 2014, 4:01
This is so cute.
Comment icon #21 Posted by coldethyl on 22 February, 2014, 19:49
What does a fish care about driving around the house at foot level???? "Oh I'm assuming from it's legs that's a lovely table you have there" Insane.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Mojohand on 25 February, 2014, 18:55
'bout time
Comment icon #23 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 26 February, 2014, 1:17
Imagine the horror when the military gets a hold of this technology...weaponized land sharks that drive cars.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Sundew on 27 February, 2014, 2:17
Talk about drinking and driving!
Comment icon #25 Posted by coldethyl on 27 February, 2014, 14:35
I just can't think of one person who would think this is a good idea. Put a piranha in it as a guard fish. Burglars break in and scream in terror, "OMG there's a piranha driving that fish car around and he's coming right for us! Run!" Likely. Not.
Comment icon #26 Posted by J. K. on 27 February, 2014, 15:22
Actually, the fish shouldn't have trouble learning how to drive properly, since it's used to being in a school.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Sundew on 27 February, 2014, 19:16
Actually, the fish shouldn't have trouble learning how to drive properly, since it's used to being in a school. Forty lashes for that pun!
Comment icon #28 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 27 February, 2014, 19:27
Finally. A gift for someone who has everything else.


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