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February 23, 2011 AT 5:14 pm

Flying remote controlled fish – Air swimmers, good for hacking!


Flying remote controlled fish – Air swimmers! We can’t wait to see what the DIY Drones folks do with these!


Reminds us of the Festo Bionic Network….


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6 Comments

  1. This is so much like the flying penguin in William Gibson’s Zero History, it’s scary.

  2. @Johngineer:

    That’s because Gibson was, in fact, inspired by the Festo Bionic Network, and directly referenced the Air Penguin in his book.

  3. One of the things I find most impressive about these is that the retail price is $40. It would be so easy for them to charge a lot more the way toys are priced.

  4. Johngineer, the items in the second video are the direct inspiration for the penguin and the manta ray in Zero History. Gibson has spoken and written about it.

  5. Thanks for the info guys!

  6. My favorite is still the Air Fish. http://vimeo.com/1968128

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