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robot anchovy

subversive shoaling
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a robot anchovy with optional human remote control to shoal with the rest of them [realistic from the fish's point of veiw] and then switch on the remote and send it swimming in an unexpected direction and disrupt the fish, or perhaps move to the middle and move as a predator

then watch what chaos follows

technobadger, Sep 26 2001

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       Wouldn't this idea be better used to shoal anchovies into a net? For fishing... though every now and then someone might end up with a robot anchovey on their pizza.
finklestein, Sep 26 2001

       technobadger! I would love to see this concept broadened to the world of social behavior. A robo-cultist which follows along with cult behavior to a point and then suddenly becomes nonconformist, for instance.
Dog Ed, Sep 26 2001

       Pavlovs Anchovies
thumbwax, Sep 26 2001

       There was a similar simulation of birds' flocking behaviour, using virtual birds called 'boids', possibly the best indication that researchers often have a well-developed sense of humour.
angel, Sep 27 2001

       Thumbwax: How can you tell if a fish is drooling?   

       Thoity doity boids, sittin' on a coib, choipin' and boipin', eatin' doity oithwoims...
StarChaser, Sep 29 2001

       Maybe it's just my weird body chemistry, but I find real anchovies to have kind of a metallic aftertaste.
cypherpunks, Oct 19 2001

       All the mercury contamination...
StarChaser, Oct 19 2001

       Imagine a robotic humpback whale...
croissantz, Aug 11 2004

       Robotic Rock Groupie at the stadium concert Toying with the shoals of humans in the audience. Smoke, Mirrors, Bright lights and so on.
popbottle, Jan 24 2015

       I like the idea but I wish you had fleshed it our with a description of schooling behavior, and perhaps the application of high explosives. Have a fish flavored bun.
Voice, Jan 25 2015

       // high explosives //   

       Chlorosulphonic acid.
8th of 7, Jan 25 2015


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