HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video: Man-Sized Jellyfish Robot to Patrol the Seas

NO RATINGS
1 saves
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: making a meal?
Ann R. Thryft   4/19/2013 11:35:42 AM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, "most efficient" defined how? I've written about several different swimming robots, modeled after tuna, sea turtles and jellyfish. Each of these was described as highly efficient and/or with an optimum size or function(s) for the tasks it was designed for--and they weren't all the same set of tasks. Most robotics R&D is past the stage of fundamental research and is now applied to a specific end-use. OTOH, there are also some competing designs for similar uses.

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: making a meal?
mrdon   4/20/2013 6:36:54 PM
NO RATINGS
CLMcDade, I agree about the project being inspiring as well as the article. The field of Biomimicry has no boundaries and limits to creating magnificent machines. I'm really impressed with the waterproof material protecting the electronics and the graceful movement of Cyro's legs. Nice work as usual Ann!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Jellyfish robot video is great
Elizabeth M   4/22/2013 4:08:21 AM
NO RATINGS
Haha, well hopefully no "accidental" encounters could occur, Ann!

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: making a meal?
Ann R. Thryft   4/22/2013 1:02:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, mrdon. I like to write about robots that are different in some way--how they look, what they're supposed to do, or how they've been designed. Glad you enjoy the results!

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: making a meal?
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 6:03:17 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann,

Efficiency of energy to distance traveled, mostly.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: making a meal?
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2013 12:29:25 PM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, so you mean the basic physics definition. I still think that the usefulness of the robot's motion in the particular application is just as important as the physics in the abstract. This has become especially clear as I've been working on a nautical robots slideshow, where designs can be wildly different depending on end-usage--or wildly different to achieve the same basic purposes.



<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
You didn’t become an engineer on your own, junior.
An electronic, vibrating shoe insole developed by the Wyss Institute at Harvard has been shown to enhance athletic performance as well as provide therapeutic benefits.
A researcher at the Iowa State University has developed biodegradable fabric from a byproduct of kombucha tea that is similar to leather and can be used to create textiles.
A Vienna, Austria-based startup called Heliofloat has designed a platform of solar panels that can be deployed in lakes or oceans to generate solar-based electricity.
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington and Delft University of Technology have developed a new type of sensor-based platform that harvests energy from radio waves for electricity.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 2 - 6, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Rapid Prototyping Embedded Systems using Micro Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service