Boffins invent Robo-jellyfish
BOFFINS have created a robotic JELLYFISH which could be used for underwater search and rescue.
Researchers say Robojelly exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater rescues and might never run out of energy thanks to being fuelled by hydrogen.
Built from a set of smart materials which have the ability to change shape or size, and carbon nanotubes, Robojelly is able to mimic the natural movements of a jellyfish.
The creators of Robojelly are based at Virginia Tech in the United States.
The study’s lead author Professor Yonas Tadesse said: “To our knowledge, this is the first successful powering of an underwater robot using external hydrogen as a fuel source.”