Robot Jellyfish Could Operate For Months At Sea
The creature is being built to operate on its own for up to "several months," and has a slick silicon skin that protects the precious and fragile electronics within. It uses eight mechanical arms to move about, and to date, has been undergoing testing in a swimming pool. Researchers are also toying around with much smaller versions for use in areas where a large size would be a hindrance, and while it's not quite ready to be unleashed into the sea just yet, we'd go ahead and be prepared to see one on your next beach vacation. It doesn't sting -- trust us.