As much as robot technology is becoming more advanced, it can be argued that it is becoming just as equally creepy, which the Robo-Jelly shows. Modeled after a jellyfish, the Robo-Jelly has a steel spider-like body that has been covered with a fleshy silicone skin. Since it drapes over the mechanical parts rather loosely, this 'skin' appears to be an odd fit. Nevertheless, the Robo-Jelly has a lot of potential.
The Robo-Jelly is part of a multi-university five million dollar project for the US Navy led by Virginia Tech professor Shashank Priya. It is a self-sustaining design that could survive in the ocean for months on end. Thus it could be used for military surveillance, to clean oil spills and monitor the environment.
Creepy Jellyfish Robots
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