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Realistic Dolphin Robot

Edge Innovation's robotic dolphin could replace captive aquatic mammals.

Dolphin Robots

Edge Innovation has created a very realistic-looking bottlenose dolphin that can move and swim like the real one. The robotic mammal, named Flipper, weighs about 600 pounds and features an impressive lifelike muscle and skeletal structure.

The animatronic aquatic mammal is operated remotely and might be used instead of caged cetaceans, who are considered to be extremely intelligent creatures.

Cetaceans that are held captive suffer greatly because they need the vast ocean to roam and aquariums don't provide an adequate environment for these animals who are incredibly social and family-centric.

The public, celebrities, and campaigners are all criticizing marine parks. Famous marine parks, such as SeaWorld, have halted dolphin surfing and redesigned their performances to be more educational than entertaining.

Flipper robotic aquatic mammal will help to reinvent the dying marine industry and allow marine parks to adopt cruelty-free shows sustainably and safely. (via)

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