This is too cool: Researchers from the Virginia Tech College of Engineering just unveiled an autonomous robotic "jellyfish" that is amazingly life-like. It's the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, and it's part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.
"Cyro," the robotic jellyfish prototype, directly copies the motions of real-life jellyfish to move fluidly and efficiently. It's designed to be left in the ocean for weeks or even months to do anything from cleaning up oil spills to conducting military surveillance.
Robots that are created to move like jellyfish and lizards? We can't wait to see what emerges next.