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Video: This Massive Jellyfish Is Really an Aquatic Spy Robot

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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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Engineers from Virginia Tech are working on a new toy for the NAVY, a Jellyfish spy robot. When this thing will be ready it will be used for military surveillance as well as for environment monitoring. Just wanted to share because I think it's pretty cool what people are capable of creating nowadays.


Video: This Massive Jellyfish Is Really an Aquatic Spy Robot




Meet the Cyro, an autonomous robot with eight mechanical legs ringing its metal chassis, designed to mimic the unique, efficient underwater propulsion of a jellyfish. Covered in silicone to replicate the jellyfish’s wavy, bioluminescent mesoglea — the jelly, basically — the Cyro weighs a staggering 170 pounds, all thanks to a five-year grant from the Office of Naval Research.




posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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From obvious reasons, I wish sharks rips them apart
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
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From obvious reasons, I wish sharks rips them apart
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I didn't think about sharks... I wonder how they are going to deal with that.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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environment monitoring


Yeah, right. How about making a machine to clean the mass amounts of garbage floating about killing our birds and aquatic friends. It makes me sick to see people investing mass amounts of "money" for nothing but their own gain, military or otherwise. How about you actually help our nature instead of parading about, claiming to care about monitoring the environment.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 11:25 PM
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They'll probably have lethal weaponry attached, or at least 'shocking' capabilities.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:17 AM
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Which U.S waters are these things going to patrol? The Gulf? In land lakes? Are they planning to flood our waters with these like they are planning to flood our skies with drones?

Wait.. it's a spy machine and it's going to be in U.S. waters? Who Exactly are they spying on again... ?

I say, shoot on sight with your spearguns. Catch em in your nets. Nothing good can come from this.

Notice how they dress up this fancy technology with cool things to say so we will over look the fact they will be used on Us. U.S. Military Evil Regimen propaganda at it's finest.
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posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by RooskiZombi

environment monitoring


Yeah, right. How about making a machine to clean the mass amounts of garbage floating about killing our birds and aquatic friends. It makes me sick to see people investing mass amounts of "money" for nothing but their own gain, military or otherwise. How about you actually help our nature instead of parading about, claiming to care about monitoring the environment.


I'm sure it can have applications like that or sucking up oil spills. It's a technology that is going to happen in many different ways some commercial, some military, some even good for the environment. With the right solar array on it, it can be autonomous for a long time frame.





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