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Video: Man-Sized Jellyfish Robot to Patrol the Seas

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: making a meal?
Ann R. Thryft   4/19/2013 11:35:42 AM
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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.

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mrdon   4/20/2013 6:36:54 PM
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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
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Re: Jellyfish robot video is great
Elizabeth M   4/22/2013 4:08:21 AM
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Haha, well hopefully no "accidental" encounters could occur, Ann!

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/22/2013 1:02:09 PM
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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!

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Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 6:03:17 PM
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Ann,

Efficiency of energy to distance traveled, mostly.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2013 12:29:25 PM
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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.



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