Where were the frikin' laser scorch marks?
A robot from a startup company helmed by a former Sun Microsystems executive was attacked by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico recently, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal has the story, recounting the tale of machine versus elasmobranch as told to it by Bill Vass, late of Sun. Vass is nowadays CEO of Liquid Robotics, a …
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If the shark had a bite-pattern larger than a foot then you're probably looking at a bull shark, which could have torn the deivice to ickle pieces if so desired. Most bull shark attaacks are a single bite to an extremity, quite literally the shark thinking to itself "Wonder what that is like to bite?"
The Wave Rider tech is very interesting, it could be good for surveys, but it does seem a bit vulnerable to sharks.
An octopus lives 2-3 almost sedentary years, where a Great White doesn't even mature the first 30 years, and reef or hammerhead sharks patrols square miles repeatedly each day (or a Blue shark migrates thousands of miles).
Especially the hammerheads would be interesting for spotting tech, as they have electrosensitive noses.
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