Gallery: Cryo: Virginia Tech Creates Giant 170-Pound Jellyfish Robot!


When you imagine a high-stakes Navy spy mission, you might think of something like a shark with laser beam on its head, a swift and graceful manta ray, or even some sort of mechanical fish. Instead, engineers at Virginia Tech have created Cryo, a five-and-a-half-foot, eight-armed autonomous jellyfish robot that undulates with the help of a large silicone hat. It’s not as frighting as an animal outfitted with an intimidating array of teeth, but the battery-powered jellyfish uses energy-efficient undulations to move its 170 lb bulk.

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  1. GODDESS STRONG March 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    OMGoddess!!! We have need of an organism that can clean the oceans ,rivers of spilled oil can this Monstrosity do that??

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