Because Real Fish Require Work: Robotic Fish Pets

November 12, 2012


Because real pets require care and care is an obligation and people HATE obligations, Takara Tomy designed these €15 (~$19) 'Robo-Fish' for sale as pets. Or maybe they're for kids. But apparently *picking plastic fin out of teeth* they're not for sushi. One of you could have said something you know. The fish are powered by two watch batteries and swim around randomly in their tank, mimicking the movement of a real fish. Don't have a tank? Put them in a drinking glass. Don't have any glasses? Okay you should probably buy some dishes before a robotic fish. Priorities, folks. "YOU don't have dishes." I drink out of the sink like a cat!

Hit the jump for a video of the fish in action.

Thanks to Kevin and Terrance, who I suspect are the same person living a double life.

  • CynicalChristian

    They had that premise in Red Dwarf.

  • So it's fish and chips?

  • These are super cute and indeed have benefits of having a pet without the mess or feeding.
    *looks across room* Yikes! My fish just gave me a really mean look.

  • osteenq

    Make them a lot more realistic and in the shape of little deep sea anglerfishes and I might be interested.

  • Dani

    Fake pets require care too: you still have to charge them or change their batteries.

  • Kafloo

    I need to get these and put them in a tank with some real fish and see how long it takes for the robot to integrate into their society.

  • C16

    Isn't that how the matrix started?


  • n_a_a_s

    pretty cool but Im too into the fishtank screensaver to make any changes.

    This is obviously for robots

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