- About Us
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas (www.utdallas.edu) and Virginia Tech (www.vt.edu) have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean dives for rescue and surveillance missions.
In a study published this week in Smart Materials and Structures (iopscience.iop.org/0964-1726/21/4/045013), scientists created a robotic jellyfish, dubbed RoboJelly, to feed off hydrogen and oxygen gases found in water.
"We've created an underwater robot that doesn't need batteries or electricity," said Dr. Yonas Tadesse, assistant professor of mechanical engineering (me.utdallas.edu/index.html) at UT Dallas and lead author of the study. "It feeds off hydrogen and oxygen gasses, and the only waste released as it travels is more water."
Engineers and scientists have increasingly turned to nature for inspiration when creating new technologies. The simple yet powerful movement of the moon jellyfish made it an appealing animal to simulate.
For more information, please click here
office: 972.883.2155 or 972.883.4183
Copyright © University of Texas DallasIf you have a comment, please Contact us.
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
|Related News Press|
News and information
Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level January 20th, 2017
New material to revolutionize water proofing September 12th, 2016
Tracing barnacle's footprint August 19th, 2016
Recreating conditions inside stars with compact lasers: Scientists offer a new path to creating the extreme conditions found in stars, using ultra-short laser pulses irradiating nanowires January 12th, 2017