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It's a robot capable of the following:
- Giving commands (making water ripples in a particular
corner of the tank, visual signals, etc)
- Tracking fish movement using x,y,z co-ordinates
within an aquarium
- Feeding the fish based on positive re-enforcement of
behavior. A carefully constructed
training program will
observe the fish and give it rewards for behaviors that
incrementally more similar to the desired behavior.
is also a fail-safe mode if your fish is particularly
to learning. In that case your fish gets fed on a regular
You plug the robot in, fill the food dispensor, go on a
vacation and when you are back, your fish is able to do
amazing tricks*. Coming soon: auto bird trainer / feeder
(aerobatics and formation flying training). In
development: Trainer for other animals with a nervous
*results may vary
**do not use on humans
||// Trainer for other animals with a nervous system**. //
||Is there a version (aversion ?) for cats ?
||[8th], am I to assume you want to train cats to follow
lemmings over a cliff?
||No, we want to train cats to follow other cats over cliffs. High ones. Very, very high. With big sharp pointy rocks at the bottom.
||This is because winding back the trebuchet for each individual cat takes a while, and all the time there's that frenzied yowling from inside the oil drums. Even with the lids tight on, it's still irritating.
||Lemmings are harmless rodents. We have no problem with them.
||Oh sure, one minute you're training fish to do cute
tricks, the next you've got your fascist storm troopers
rounding up dissidents and beating them with
||Just kidding. I wanted to take Goodwin's law to a new
level. Cute idea by the way. [+]