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The Self-Sustaining Robo-Jelly Could Roam the Ocean for Months

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: news.sky and dvice
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.