A jellyfish made entirely of nuts and bolts (and wires) set to scan the seas.

Jellyfish are extremely efficient organisms that rely on the ocean’s currents and minimal energy expenditure to get around. This is exactly why they were chosen as the starting point for a project being undertaken by the team at Virginia Tech.

The aim of the project, headed up by Shashank Priya, is to create a machine capable of being deployed in the ocean for extended periods of time while at the same time collecting valuable information. The project is being funded by the military but it’s uses could extend to monitoring the ocean floor, currents and countless other underwater activities.

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