Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site
Scientists invent jellyfish-inspired swimming robot “Jellyfishbot”
Ren, Ziyu; Hu, Wenqi; Dong, Xiaoguang; Sitti, Metin
Abteilung für Physische Intelligenz am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Stuttgart
SummaryAt the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart we develop a robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish, one of the world’s most common marine animals: the “jellyfishbot”. The untethered robot features an umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles just like its natural model. The research holds great potential when investigating the impact of environmental changes on the oceans’ ecosystems. Another vision for the jellyfishbot is to revolutionize the treatment of cancer.