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smontanaro
March 18th, 2013, 05:37 PM
I don't know if anyone will be able to view this page. You may have to sign up with New Scientist..

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729086.200?cmpid=NLC|NSNS|2013-1803-GLOBAL|mg21729086.200&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_content=mg21729086.200

First couple sentences:


NOT feeling your front crawl? Breaststroke a little off-kilter? Not to worry, a robotic swimming buddy can help you out.

Swimoid is a robot that glides along the pool floor underneath you as you swim, monitoring your form and providing real-time feedback on a 50-centimetre LCD screen.

The triathletes would be quite jealous of you showed up to practice with one of these... :-)

fatboy
March 18th, 2013, 05:53 PM
I could see the page and the video. Seemed like it was moving pretty slow. I hope it syncs to the swimmers speed. Looked like the swimmer was adjusting to the speed of the robot.