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Robotic marine animals set for ocean resort display

By Shi Baoyin in Zhengzhou | | Updated: 2023-09-21 18:34
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The first high-tech marine animals, including a mecha whale shark and a mecha skate, will be unveiled at the Zhengzhou Haichang Ocean Resort, Henan province on Sept 28.

The resort expects to present a unique kind of visual feast by showing off these high-tech marine animals to the public.

The mecha whale shark and the mecha skate were a joint innovation by Haichang Ocean Park and Shenyang Aerospace Xinguang Group Co., Ltd. As AI animals, they can ascend and descend in the sea and move similarly to their bio counterparts.

The high-tech whale shark is 4.7 meters long and weighs 400 kilograms, while the mecha skate is about 2.8 meters long and weighs 550 kilograms. The cost of each mecha whale shark exceeds tens of millions of renminbi.

These AI marine animals are also equipped with different sensors to achieve more functions such as water quality monitoring and photography.

In addition, visitors will see over 50,000 real polar marine animals, including sand tiger sharks, blacktip sharks, emperor penguins, polar bears, and walruses at Zhengzhou Haichang Ocean Resort.

Qi Xin in Zhengzhou contributed to this story.

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