Navigation Links
Virginia Tech researchers publish study on jellyfish energy consumption that will improve bio-inspired robotic designs for Navy
Date:10/19/2013

on movement into the robotic jellyfish, thereby designing a vehicle that uses the least amount of battery power to go a greater distance. For now the research will translate that information only to the smaller robotic jellyfish that Priya's team has built. These robotic vehicles are roughly smaller than a man's outstretched hand, but vary in shape from a mushroom bell to a compact lamp and lamp shade.

"Jellyfish are attractive candidates to mimic because of their ability to consume little energy owing to a lower metabolic rate than other marine species, survivability in varying water conditions, and possession of adequate shape for carrying a payload," Priya said in 2012 when several of the smaller robotic jellyfish were unveiled. "They inhabit every major oceanic area of the world and are capable of withstanding a wide range of temperatures and in fresh and salt waters. Most species are found in shallow coastal waters, but some have been found in depths 7,000 meters below sea level."

Virginia Tech also has unveiled a life-like, prototype autonomous robotic jellyfish nicknamed Cyro that is 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighs170 pounds, as part of the larger Office of Naval Research project. It is not known yet, however, if the same energy efficiency in swimming exists in the larger jellyfish as it does in smaller species. The problem lies in the size of the jellyfish itself. "You can't bring it into the lab in a water tank," said Priya, adding that getting high-speed film of the larger jellyfish in a swimming pool or the ocean environment also is difficult.

The team likely may take the computer modeling from the smaller jellyfish studies and extrapolate the findings to the larger model, said Tafti.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Mackay
smackay@vt.edu
540-231-4787
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Provides Largest Corporate Gift in Science Museum of Virginias History
2. Stem Cell Action Coalition Opposes Virginia Personhood Bill
3. Professor of Art from Northern Virginia Community College Lectures at Cajal Institute
4. SRI International Licenses Bed Bug Detection Technology to Redcoat, a Virginia-Based Start-Up Company
5. Biotech & BioPharma Professionals: CA Board of Pharmacy Executive, Virginia Herold, to Deliver Keynote at BSMA Annual Biotechnology Conference Oct 8-9
6. West Virginia Governor Releases September Edge Business Report
7. New England Biolabs Introduces Polbase, an Information Repository of Scientific Data for Polymerase Researchers
8. In new quantum-dot LED design, researchers turn troublesome molecules to their advantage
9. Multidisciplinary team of researchers develop world’s lightest material
10. Researchers shrink tumors and minimize side effects using tumor-homing peptide to deliver treatment
11. Innovative MetaMorph® NX Software Shatters Barriers Between Researchers and Image Analysis Goals with Exclusive Visual Workflow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Virginia Tech researchers publish study on jellyfish energy consumption that will improve bio-inspired robotic designs for Navy
(Date:9/22/2014)... a mouse model of pancreatic cancer identified distinct patterns ... significant differences from the primary tumor that may contribute ... study reported in the Sept. 25 issue of ... (MGH) Cancer Center identified several different classes of pancreatic ... be targets for improved treatment of the deadly tumor. ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive ... sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the ... absorbed gas molecules by 300 times. , The study ... Nature Communications . , Amin Salehi- Khojin, asst professor ... Mohammad Asadi, graduate student and Bijandra Kumar, post doc ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Sept. 22, 2014 US demand to rise ... specialty biocides is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per ... demand is projected to increase 1.3 percent per year ... strong rebound in construction expenditures will support demand for ... markets, while growth in consumer spending and manufacturing output ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 ... desire to stay young has groomed and nurtured ... industry worldwide. Growing emphasis on appearance maintenance is ... is a neurotoxic protein obtained from the bacterium, ... resulting in muscle relaxation. With cosmetic indications for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Massachusetts General study reveals gene expression patterns in pancreatic CTCs 2Massachusetts General study reveals gene expression patterns in pancreatic CTCs 3Graphene imperfections key to creating hypersensitive 'electronic nose' 2US Biocides Market 2US Biocides Market 3Strong Demand for Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Drives the Global Botulinum Toxin Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Strong Demand for Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Drives the Global Botulinum Toxin Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3
... MMPSense(TM) 750 FAST is Presented at AACR 100th Annual ... leader in fluorescence in vivo imaging from ... new FAST ("Fluorescent Activatible Sensor Technology") imaging ... and drug response in vivo . Newly ...
... (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that Matrix ... a 71.2% controlling interest, has been selected by the ... the primary supplier of five antiretroviral (ARV) drugs used ... selected as the primary supplier of seven ARVs used ...
... for the Company Building on Milestones with Recent ... DXL625 monoclonal antibodies appear to ... to attach and deplete NHL in late stage ... Biotechnology Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange: IXS.V, http://www.ixsbio.com ...
Cached Biology Technology:VisEn Launches Next-Generation Fast ('Fluorescence Activatible Sensor Technology') Agent Platform for Expanded Performance in Imaging Disease Biomarkers In Vivo 2VisEn Launches Next-Generation Fast ('Fluorescence Activatible Sensor Technology') Agent Platform for Expanded Performance in Imaging Disease Biomarkers In Vivo 3VisEn Launches Next-Generation Fast ('Fluorescence Activatible Sensor Technology') Agent Platform for Expanded Performance in Imaging Disease Biomarkers In Vivo 4Mylan's Matrix Selected by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and UNITAID as the Primary Supplier of Five Second-Line and Seven Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatments 2Mylan's Matrix Selected by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and UNITAID as the Primary Supplier of Five Second-Line and Seven Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatments 3AACR 100th Annual Meeting Highlights Superior Ability of InNexus' DXL-Modified Anti-CD20 Antibody to Attach and Kill NHL With Safety Comparable to Approved Antibody Therapies in Preclinical Studies 2AACR 100th Annual Meeting Highlights Superior Ability of InNexus' DXL-Modified Anti-CD20 Antibody to Attach and Kill NHL With Safety Comparable to Approved Antibody Therapies in Preclinical Studies 3
(Date:9/22/2014)... the country selected by the National Institutes of ... a $2 million grant designed to expose ... graduate trainees to career opportunities that go beyond ... , The award funds development of the Rutgers ... It includes courses, seminars, shadowing, mentoring and networking ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has rapidly advanced ... components strong enough for structural applications. However, developing ... well as quality standards to test the manufactured ... Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh,s Swanson School ... and simulation (M&S) technology and new qualification standards ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... you,re overweight, you may be at greater risk ... disease and cancer, according to a new study ... psychological stress can trigger biological responses similar to ... While normal inflammation is an important part of ... to chronic and life-threatening diseases. , In ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Rutgers receives $2 million grant to prepare biomedical students for roles in industry 2Rutgers receives $2 million grant to prepare biomedical students for roles in industry 3Pitt engineers receive grants to enhance additive manufacturing 2Pitt engineers receive grants to enhance additive manufacturing 3Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health 2
... An Australian bird has been found to produce smaller, ... of other helper birds that provide child-care assistance. ... and breed more often than females without helpers. ... today made the front cover of Science. In ...
... mice, carbon dioxide often means danger - too many ... hungry predator exhaling nearby. Mice have a way of ... shows that a special set of olfactory neurons is ... predicted increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide may affect animal ...
... Berkeley -- Delaying having kids to help raise the ... you want to reproduce, but many African starlings have ... of their savanna habitats, according to a new study ... It appears in the Aug. 21 issue of the ...
Cached Biology News:Mother's little helpers 2Mice use specialized neurons to detect carbon dioxide in the air 2Savanna habitat drives birds, and perhaps others, to cooperative breeding 2Savanna habitat drives birds, and perhaps others, to cooperative breeding 3Savanna habitat drives birds, and perhaps others, to cooperative breeding 4