JEROS in Robotics Business Review (May 08, 2014)
By John Edwards
May 08, 2014
maritime robot project, currently underway at the Urban Robotics Lab of the Korea Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology, aims to lower the threat created by
dangerous and destructive coastal jellyfish. A trio of undersea robots, named
the Jellyfish Elimination
Robotic Swarm, will work to reduce deadly attacks on
humans, fisheries, and even nuclear power plants.
with GPS technology and cameras to detect jellyfish swarms, the robots travel
together on the surface via propulsion motors, scooping up jellyfish in
submerged nets. A shredding propeller then turns the creatures into something
like… jelly. The researchers hope that the robots can eventually make a
substantial dent in the Korean jellyfish population.