Studio Dip is a design firm that specializes in products that make use of image recognition technology. Image recognition is pretty cool in practice, but pretty boring to read about online, generally speaking.

Teaching fish how to drive, however... now that's the stuff on which this miracle we call The Internet is built.

The concept is simple to understand, though the actual product seems pretty sophisticated. A camera watches the fish swimming in its tank; the image recognition software determines the direction the fish is headed, and then steers the toy-car underpinnings in that direction. Just add batteries, and you've got one super-mobile house pet. Just keep him away from the bathroom.

Find the surprisingly charming video, below.


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      Titanium Welders
      • 10 Months Ago
      Still a better driver than Bieber
      Jake Harsha
      • 10 Months Ago
      "Just keep him away from the bathroom." ...and the stairs to the basement.
      miketim1
      • 10 Months Ago
      Thats awesome and adorable
      rubley00
      • 10 Months Ago
      This is not auto news, post it somewhere else
        EXP Jawa
        • 10 Months Ago
        @rubley00
        Happily, this isn't an auto news site. It's a blog. Anyway, I would think that goldfish driving a car (however small) is newsworthy. Even if the fish has no idea that its doing it or can remember where it wants to go...
          rubley00
          • 10 Months Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          Auto is short for autombile, and that ain't an automobile.
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @rubley00
        You do realize that auto pertains to anything that moves under its own power, right?
          EXP Jawa
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Actually, yes, sometimes you do. Or fire equipment. Or motorcycles. This is a blog, and they're free to post what they want that they feel is tangentially relate. So, try again. Auto may be an abbreviated form of "automobile", but the automotive industry - and its implications - are farther reaching then simply passenger cars. The very word "automobile" implies a self-propelled carriage. The word does not specify passenger vehicle only. It applies to any motorized vehicle. It's your own narrow interpretation that limits the definition to a largish, conventional passenger vehicle.
          Patrick
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Good point. I guess this site should cover everything that moves under its own power; planes, trains, boats, and all sub-genres therein. It's not like the site's mission is to provide car news (which it adheres to most of the time). I saw this goldfish car last week anyway. There are tech news sites for this kind of thing, like Engadget, where the lazy author of this article found it instead of doing real journalism.
          rubley00
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          "auto pertains to anything that moves under its own power" - Umm, could you be more wrong?? Auto is short for automobile, a passenger vehicle, human passengers, not fish. Do you see articles about tanks and farm equipment on this site? No. Try again
          rubley00
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Try typing "define:automobile" into Google A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people. Notice where it says "road" and "people" ??
          rubley00
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          EXP: You got awfully quiet after I proved you wrong...
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @rubley00
        Auto isn't short for automotive. Actually, it really isn't short for anything. Auto stands for something that moves under its own power. Motive pertains to it being powered by an external force while mobile means it has wheels. By the way, yes, you do see a lot of articles on this website about tanks. Hell, you see a lot of articles about motorcycles, firetrucks, anything to do with vehicles. You sir, are an idiot.
          axiomatik
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Tag search doesn't work on Autoblog. There are tons of results: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/29/dutch-tank-takes-brake-test-extreme-video/ http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/24/the-list-episode-0433-driving-a-tank/ http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/14/russia-challenges-us-friendly-tank-competition/ http://green.autoblog.com/2012/02/27/hybrid-army-tank-renderings-some-specs-revealed/ http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/17/the-shredder-is-like-a-jet-ski-for-land-with-tank-treads/ http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/05/infographic-the-ins-and-outs-of-owning-a-tank/ http://green.autoblog.com/2007/08/17/the-armys-first-hybrid-tank/ http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/09/the-iguana-29-is-a-290-000-amphibious-tank/ http://www.autoblog.com/2012/02/19/drive-a-tank-adds-mobile-home-crushing/ http://green.autoblog.com/2007/10/22/u-s-army-orders-six-hydrogen-hybrid-tanks-from-quantum/ http://green.autoblog.com/2011/06/02/us-army-shows-off-diesel-hybrid-cerv-at-indy-500/ http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/04/gm-us-army-working-on-more-fuel-cell-tests/ http://green.autoblog.com/2010/06/24/army-turns-to-fuel-cell-technology-for-m1-abrams-tank/ http://www.autoblog.com/2012/12/11/syrian-rebels-show-off-their-inner-a-team-with-homemade/ http://green.autoblog.com/2007/02/15/what-do-terrorists-fear-most-perhaps-a-fuel-cell-tank/ http://green.autoblog.com/2006/11/30/edta-conference-screw-the-prius-combat-hybrids-are-not-your-m/ and so on and so forth...
          rubley00
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          That is still a paltry amount compared to the thousands of posts on this site, that list is about 2 days worth of posts, and still doesn't qualify as "lots"
        SpacemanSpiff
        • 10 Months Ago
        @rubley00
        Damn dude, if you're so bothered by it I'd recommend never coming back. I still can't believe people get their panties in such a bunch over an article that's just barely off the main course of interest on a site that is FREE! Keyword: FREE! Jackass.
      plunger 2x
      • 10 Months Ago
      There's something very SpongeBob about this..
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