The first cyborg jellyfish with artificial limbs and swimming ability (photos)

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Scientists were able to develop the first cyborg jellyfish by attaching a small electronic artificial tip that helps creatures to swim three times faster than their unmodified counterparts, by sending electric tremors through the body. Scientists have given the jellyfish a super power to swim, by adding a device that It is about two centimeters in diameter and attached to the body with a small wooden beam.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, researchers involved in the project plan to provide jellyfish with sensors, so that they can explore and collect information about the ocean.

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Cyborg jellyfish

“Only 5 to 10% of the ocean’s volume has been explored, so we want to take advantage of the fact that jellyfish are already everywhere to achieve a leap of measurements that are mainly based on ships, and they are limited in number due to their high cost,” said Dabery Shaw. “.

“If we can find a way to guide these jellyfish and also provide sensors to track things like ocean temperature, salinity, oxygen levels, etc., we can create a global ocean network where each jellyfish robots cost a few dollars,” added Shaw.

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Cyborg Jellyfish 2

The jellyfish use the pulse movement, which moves them about two centimeters per second, and the team uses an electrical pulse to push the objects faster through the water, and compare it to a “pacemaker”, and thus increased their pulse, which led to a corresponding increase in the swimming speed to about 4-6 Centimeters per second.

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Cyborg Jellyfish 3

“In fact, the jellyfish equipped with prostheses were more than 1,000 times more efficient than a swimming robot,” said Shaw. “We have shown that they are able to move much faster than they usually do, without undue cost.”

Cyborg jellyfish
Cyborg jellyfish

“In fact, the jellyfish equipped with prostheses were more than 1,000 times more efficient than a swimming robot,” said Shaw. “We have shown that they are able to move much faster than they usually do, without undue cost.”



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