3D printed robot jellyfish soon to patrol the oceans. Credit: Frame et al, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Unexpected protectors of the oceans: the robot jellyfish - science news headlines

Scientists came up with an original solution for monitoring the fragile ecosystems of the world’s oceans: a robotic jellyfish.

A soft robot like this can easily explore and monitor difficult environments like a coral reef. To increase its performance, the robot was shaped after the shape of the moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) during the larvae stage of its life cycle.

The new device could open a new era of oceanography and may soon play an important role in environmental actions and ecology.

Read the full story: Florida Atlantic University
Scientific publication: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics