Robot Dolphin Weighs 595 Pounds and will be Priced at $40-$60 Million

It can squeak in a way that sounds to humans like the real animal, but is not equipped with sensors or onboard intelligence. “‘In terms of a 10-year business operating period and a two million annual visitor capacity, the overall investment and maintenance costs for a decent animatronics entertainment portfolio only accounts for about one quarter or no more than one-third of what a traditional aquarium spends,’ Edge Innovation’s Li Wang told the South China Morning Post.”

Story and photos courtesy of Edge Innovations, and via Gizmodo and