2005/11/27

First and Only Dolphin-to-Man Acoustic Communication - 1967

Batteau, Dwight W., And Peter R. Markey. Man/Dolphin Communication, Final Report: 15 December 1966-13 December 1967. Prepared for U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California, Contract No. N00123-67-C-1103. Arlington, Massachusetts: Listening, Incorporated, 1967. Appendix A, Technical Manual MSA-2. Appendix B, Technical Manual MDT-5

Dr Batteau tragically died October 26, 1967. He drowned during his regular morning swim.

Leafy Seadragon is somewhat similar to the analog device that Dr Batteau invented for the US Navy but I just learned recently about Dr Batteau and his work. Seadragon was designed independently.

Leafy Seadragon is the first system capable of doing what Dr Batteau's system did for the US Navy in 1967. Seadragon is open source, not military, so maybe now we can get somewhere with dolphin communication research.

Seadragon was created to be used by other people than the author. So get to it. Use it. http://sourceforge.net/projects/c2h/

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2 Comments:

Anonymous star_light said...

What do you think the Navy did with his research? and how did he die if he was in such good health?

Tue Aug 22, 09:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger serge said...

star_light, the unverified info is that Batteau's system did work, the dolphins did use it, and the Navy used the systems to managed dolphins for warfare.

Batteau drowned during his daily morning swim.

Wed Aug 23, 06:11:00 PM EDT  

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