Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Skip navigation

FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

Add topic

Post

FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

"Although no photographs of it have been released yet, we know the Spielbergian-sounding Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry, or CHAT, interface is real, as are the hopes it carries. It is an iPhone-sized device with two hydrophones attached and a unique one-handed keyboard called a twiddler, which, when combined, is designed to be worn around a diver's neck while swimming with wild dolphins. Inside this box is a processor that contains a complex algorithm or pattern detector that, it is hoped, will learn to identify the fundamental units of dolphin acoustic communication to enable humans to decode dolphin and then reply.

"CHAT is more a potential interface than a translator as it is supplying us humans with an acoustic bridge to allow exchanges between two acoustic species," says Dr Denise Herzing, of the Department of Biological and Psychological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University and founder of the Wild Dolphin Project. She began her long-term study of a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins in 1985 and, with Dr Thad Starner from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Sciences, is the brains behind CHAT."

Full article here.

P.S. I don't respond to guest posts. All guests are encouraged to register with the site.
Back to the top

Post

Re: FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

I thought they already had this figured out?!

How to communicate with a dolphin:




;D
Back to the top

Post

Re: FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

is that Mary Ann?

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
Back to the top

Post

Re: FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

Can't believe no one made a Hitchiker's Guide reference yet.

Anyway, all joking aside, it would be really good for FAU to be known for something like this, e.g. "FAU… oh, the place where they figured out how to talk to dolphins."

(I know Georgia Tech is technically on board too but we'll pretend we get more credit for it since we're closer to the beach  8))


P.S. I don't respond to guest posts. All guests are encouraged to register with the site.
Back to the top

Post

Re: FAU Scientist Developing Technology to Communicate with Dolphins

Owl2Doc said

Can't believe no one made a Hitchiker's Guide reference yet.

Goodbye, and thanks for all of the fish.

Is that better?  :)
Back to the top
Control functions: