X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robojelly Underwater ‘Bot Powered by Hydrogen: Hopefully it Won’t Explode!

by Range
Advertisement

Didn’t I see something like this in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? This automaton kind of looks like an alien, but that’s because it’s based upon a jellyfish. That’s not the only surprising thing about this ‘bot. It’s also powered by hydrogen.

robojelly-underwater-jellyfish-robot

Robojelly was developed at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech for underwater search and rescue missions. There’s a possibility that this robotic jellyfish could never run out of power since it generates fuel from its natural surroundings. It leverage the heat produced by chemical reactions between the oxygen and hydrogen and its platinum surface to power itself.

Well, I just hope it doesn’t acquire sentience, populate the oceans, and then decide to wipe us off the planet by stinging us all to death. I guess we better play nice with it.

[PhysOrg via DVice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Amazon Fire TV Recast

Amazon Fire TV Recast

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

Making Bonsai Scissors

Making Bonsai Scissors

Advertisement
2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan

2019 Lexus ES Ditches Sideview Mirrors for Cameras… In Japan

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV

Supercar Showdown at the World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

Supercar Showdown at the World’s Greatest Drag Race 8