Stop what Colin Angle, co-founder of the iRobot company, very popular thanks to his Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, he is a bit bored in his day to day life, the only explanation that makes us understand that he has put to work on the design and creation of a new robot a little different to its interesting vacuum cleaners since, on this occasion, it will be in charge of catching fish.
The truth is that this robot today is announced as one of the few saves we have to achieve capture invasive fish species such as the Lionfish, an animal that is putting local species in serious trouble in Bermuda waters and which, in turn, is very difficult to capture.
This robot with gripper is the ideal solution to rid the Bermuda Islands of Lionfish
Perhaps the most interesting of all the development of the robot is in the idea that has originated it since it was developed in the mind of Colin Angle during a visit to Bermuda. During this same visit the guide said that lhe Lionfish were invading the beaches of the islands and killing local species who lived on the reefs because of their ferocity.
On the other hand, after conducting a simple study, he realized that being so difficult to capture, despite the fact that they are capable of depositing up to two million eggs a year, which means that restaurants cannot get enough units of fresh fish and their demand grows more and more.
The solution to this problem comes in the form of a robot equipped with metal bars on its front that, when touched by fish, stuns them with an electric shock to later suck them inside.
As you can see in the images, the first prototype of this robot is already being tested, the same in which the simplicity of both work and materials used is especially remarkable. For this, Colin Angle himself has an explanation and that is that it would be totally useless to offer a half million dollar robot to carry out this task because no client would be interested, because of this they have been working on the development of a unit whose price, once it reaches the market, it is located in the U.S. dollar 1.000.