Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


+ - Virginia Tech develops robotic jellyfish for undewater surveillance

Submitted by Dave_Minsky
Dave_Minsky (2576187) writes "The Cold War was famous for underwater spying with submarines, but now the U.S. military could have a new underwater spy tool: Cyro, the robotic jellyfish.

CNN reports that the new robot was designed by Virginia Tech's School of Engineering. It's 5 feet, 7 inches wide and weights 170 pounds. The $5 million project was funded by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research.

Battery power limits the capability of the new robot, but the goal is to create a self-powering, autonomous robot that could be used for underwater surveillance or to monitor the ocean environment, CNN says."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Virginia Tech develops robotic jellyfish for undewater surveillance

Comments Filter:

Are you having fun yet?