This is old but Oysters Garter reminded me of it and I still think it’s pretty cool. Also, I love lobsters (see below below).
The Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program based out of Northeastern University seeks to develop “neurotechnology based on the neurophysiology and behavior of animal models.” This particular lobster robot is meant to sniff out underwater mines or some such, but I suspect that’s just what the researchers told DARPA to get a big check to build a badass robotic lobster.
Perhaps of equal interest are these pics of my wedding cake (for reals):
UPDATE: My lobster cake was featured on Geekcake!
me and my blushing bride to be…