Wild & Weird: The Navy’s New Jellyfish Spy Drone

4 Apr

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by the Center or Biological Diversity

Next time your crazy uncle comes back from his seaside vacation ranting about being tracked by a six-foot jellyfish with a camera for an eye and a bundle of wires and electrodes wrapped under its bell, don’t be so quick to chalk it up to sunbaked paranoia.

A partnership between the U.S. Navy and Virginia Tech College of Engineering has, in fact, developed such a creature: a military robot jellyfish drone. So far only a prototype, this sci-fi replica of one of the earth’s oldest brainless animals has its own 600-gallon swimming pool. The Navy hopes that one day, a fleet of these cyber-gelatinoids will help keep American’s safe — at least until the enemies of freedom dispatch their own legions of pygmy seahorse attack drones.

Read more at Geek.com

One Response to “Wild & Weird: The Navy’s New Jellyfish Spy Drone”

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  1. The Early History of the Robot Wars, Part IV | Earth First! Newswire - May 9, 2013

    […] seen of late, from the super fast and super terrifying Department of Defense robo-cheetah to the Navy’s spy-droid jellyfish, are little more than tools that the rulers of control and profitable violence will use to get […]

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