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(C|Net)   The South Koreans have developed jellyfish-exterminating floating robots that work cooperatively. So, this is how the end of the world begins   (news.cnet.com) divider line 31
    More: Scary, South Koreans, jellyfish, civil engineers, environmental engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science, engineering department, robots, nuclear power  
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2013-10-04 12:07:39 AM  
I chuckled when I saw this on that page:

i41.tinypic.com

An article about robots that exterminate jellyfish from the ocean contains a chance to win a robot that exterminates dirt from your floor.
 
2013-10-04 12:15:00 AM  
I was told that the world would end, not with a bang but a whimper.
 
2013-10-04 12:34:18 AM  
Don't worry. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on robot meat.
 
2013-10-04 12:43:06 AM  
I'm surprised they're not harvesters
 
2013-10-04 01:10:30 AM  
I saw spawning salmon hooked out of streams and smacked in the head with a club. This is no worse than that.
 
2013-10-04 02:15:46 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: I was told that the world would end, not with a bang but a whimper

whirling of robotic thresher blades.
 
2013-10-04 02:50:05 AM  
At least the world will not end by jellyfish plague.
 
2013-10-04 02:50:42 AM  
Seriously!? I farking hate jellyfish. They are the most awful creatures on the planet and a sign of unhealthy waters. Kill them all
 
2013-10-04 03:22:07 AM  
They're not fooling anyone.  They're going to eat them.
 
2013-10-04 03:50:20 AM  

freedumb: Seriously!? I farking hate jellyfish. They are the most awful creatures on the planet


I believe that distinction belongs to man.
 
2013-10-04 03:50:38 AM  
How long will the stinger barbs remain alive after the jellyfish cuisinart bots are done?
 
2013-10-04 04:21:29 AM  
You know, there are these things that exist that can get rid of jellyfish. They are in the ocean at all times, they maintain themselves, and they will multiply with no intervention.

They are called FISH AND OTHER MARINE LIFE, and maybe if we didn't alternately eat and poison all of them we would not have problems with jellyfish. Wikipedia lists tuna, sharks, swordfish, and sea turtles... Funny, that list could also be called "overfished, threatened and endangered marine life". Especially in Asia.
 
2013-10-04 05:24:10 AM  
I eat jellyfish, am neither overfished, endangered, or very marine (although I do look like a certain bushy-faced, tusked pinniped sometimes). Problem is, it's hard to get a hold of them in the Western world. So get crackin'!
 
Skr
2013-10-04 05:36:34 AM  
JEROS? KAIST? those acronyms sound like something pulled straight out of some mecha anime.

/soylent green is jelly? green jello
 
2013-10-04 07:15:42 AM  
Ummm...couldn't this make the problem worse?

Don't jellyfish basically squirt all of their eggs and sperm out when they are distressed or on the verge of death?
 
2013-10-04 07:54:42 AM  
Yes, machines that hunt and kill automatically are the surest indication that all is well in our oceans.
 
2013-10-04 08:32:27 AM  
Can we get some of these for the Jersey Shore, after the settings are appropriately altered?
 
2013-10-04 08:45:25 AM  
They look like the bomb boat thing from the end of xXx.
 
2013-10-04 08:59:58 AM  

adamatari: You know, there are these things that exist that can get rid of jellyfish. They are in the ocean at all times, they maintain themselves, and they will multiply with no intervention.

They are called FISH AND OTHER MARINE LIFE, and maybe if we didn't alternately eat and poison all of them we would not have problems with jellyfish. Wikipedia lists tuna, sharks, swordfish, and sea turtles... Funny, that list could also be called "overfished, threatened and endangered marine life". Especially in Asia.


This. Being better stewards of our resources would be a much better solution.

Am I wrong that some kinds of jellyfish end up multiplying when you tear them up? I think I'd heard that about a kind of Japanese jellyfish that they're having problems with.
 
2013-10-04 09:28:55 AM  
After so many Terminator/analog references on every single tiny bit of news related to robotics for the past internet, I'm praying for them to be right.
 
2013-10-04 09:52:44 AM  
Something something and that was the day the jellybots became self-aware something something.

fangirlblog.com
...warned us, she did.
 
2013-10-04 10:00:06 AM  

adamatari: You know, there are these things that exist that can get rid of jellyfish. They are in the ocean at all times, they maintain themselves, and they will multiply with no intervention.

They are called FISH AND OTHER MARINE LIFE, and maybe if we didn't alternately eat and poison all of them we would not have problems with jellyfish. Wikipedia lists tuna, sharks, swordfish, and sea turtles... Funny, that list could also be called "overfished, threatened and endangered marine life". Especially in Asia.


Sure, but if you deploy robots designed to take out Asians then people get all kinds of pissy. Plus, where you going to build them? I mean, what happens if one accidently gets turned on in the factory? It would be a bloodbath.
 
2013-10-04 10:09:18 AM  
. . . and when they run out of jellyfish to exterminate . . .
 
2013-10-04 10:14:48 AM  
The last time I went whale watching there were tons of jelly fish in the water.  We saw large groups of Atlantic white sided dolphins swimming around eating them. The range of the Atlantic white sided dolphin completely covers Sweden's coastal waters. Maybe they should try to find out why the dolphins aren't eating the jellyfish first.
 
2013-10-04 10:34:19 AM  
... to the delight of Japanese schoolgirls everywhere.
 
2013-10-04 11:05:53 AM  
Does it look like this?

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2013-10-04 12:48:27 PM  

awalkingecho: freedumb: Seriously!? I farking hate jellyfish. They are the most awful creatures on the planet

I believe that distinction belongs to man.


They both come after wasps. Wasps are farking assholes
 
2013-10-04 01:20:52 PM  
First they came for the jellyfish. But I am not a jellyfish so I said nothing.
 
2013-10-04 05:04:46 PM  
The very first phrase in USA Today's writeup was "Flesh-shredding robots that can devour 2,000 pounds an hour". It is an awesome day when your job is to write that sentence.
 
2013-10-04 07:12:09 PM  
Jellyfish are assholes.  They used to try to kill people all the time at the beach where I grew up in Connecticut.  You swim into a school/swarm (or they swim into you) without realizing it... before you know it, they burn/paralyze you until you drown.

shiatty way to go.
 
2013-10-05 01:49:06 AM  

adamatari: You know, there are these things that exist that can get rid of jellyfish. They are in the ocean at all times, they maintain themselves, and they will multiply with no intervention.

They are called FISH AND OTHER MARINE LIFE, and maybe if we didn't alternately eat and poison all of them we would not have problems with jellyfish. Wikipedia lists tuna, sharks, swordfish, and sea turtles... Funny, that list could also be called "overfished, threatened and endangered marine life". Especially in Asia.


I can smell your pachouli from here.
 
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