Inspired by RoboJelly – U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research Fund of Nature

Friday, March 23rd 2012. | Science News

jellyfishrobot-300x225Bitbaggers, some interesting stuff is coming from The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech. They found a way to design a self-powered robot based off jellyfish which can go into rescues, detect harmful poisons in water, and can monitor life in our blue ocean deep. It just another way nature is inspiring research teams to creating newer things. Running on hydrogen and nanotechnology, Robojelly was funded by the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.

Robojelly uses a shape of your common jellyfish, but has cool features about it that sets the project apart from others including, two bell-like silicone based structures and artificial muscles which is made from nickel-titanium alloy and carbon nanotubing. Check out below for the scoop on this new vehicle.

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