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Video: Man-Sized Jellyfish Robot to Patrol the Seas
4/16/2013

Meet Cyro, a man-size robotic jellyfish developed by engineers at Virginia Tech.   (Source: Virginia Tech)
Meet Cyro, a man-size robotic jellyfish developed by engineers at Virginia Tech.
(Source: Virginia Tech)

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Jellyfish robot video is great
Ann R. Thryft   4/17/2013 12:14:33 PM
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I had the same reaction, Chuck--aaack!

CLMcDade
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making a meal?
CLMcDade   4/17/2013 10:52:21 AM
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Hi Ann - another inspired project and another inspiring article.

Biomimicry really has taken amazing strides recently.  At some point, the developers will have to remember that almost all creatures have natural nemeses.  So making a really large natural looking jellyfish robot may shorten its useful life because it may look a like a nice meal to a passing sea turtle.

Or in the case of the dragonfly robot, a passing bird.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   4/17/2013 8:01:10 AM
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This again is another example of a more "beautiful" robot...though a bit scary, too! Not sure I'd want to encounter a human-sized mechanical jellyfish in the sea (where I spend a lot of my time). But in all seriousness, this is really cool...and its aim is a good one as well.

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Charles Murray   4/16/2013 6:55:40 PM
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I agree, Ann. It's more realitic than the Festo jellyfish, and a whole lot bigger. Watching the video, you'd think this giant jellyfish was real if you couldn't see the control mechanisms on the bottom side.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/16/2013 5:45:36 PM
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Thanks, Rob. The Virginia Tech jellyfish may not be as elegant as the Festo AirJelly, but it seems more realistic to me.

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Jellyfish robot video is great
Rob Spiegel   4/16/2013 3:33:55 PM
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Nice story, Ann. I particularly liked the video. What a thing of beauty. Yet another example of taking existing movements in nature and applying them to robotics.

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