The Fish on Wheels Car by Studio diip Has a Fishy Driver

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 12, 2014
References: studiodiip & popsci
Studio diip’s ‘Fish on Wheels’ fish car is an unusual one that’s designed to be operated by a driver not with hands or feet, but with fins. The aquarium on wheels uses computer vision and a camera to tracks the orange color of a goldfish, which is then translated into movements the wheels should make.

It’s unclear whether the fish doing the "driving" understands the impacts of its movement on the robotic car, but the color-specific computer vision technology has a huge implications and was successfully tested with other inanimate orange-colored objects before moving on to a live fish. Hamsters running around in their wheels will finally have another kind of house pet to race against.