October 7, 2013
A Battle Between Robot And Jellyfish
A team of South Korean scientists is battling jellyfish with a new robot – JEROS, short for Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm. JEROS can devour nearly 2,000 pounds of jellyfish in an hour. It floats on top of the ocean and has a GPS navigation system to locate the swarms. It then uses its attached pulverizing propellers to turn the jellyfish into goo. And South Korea has a reason to kill. Experts estimate a 300 million dollar loss per year as jellyfish plague the fishing industry where they clog nets, feed on fish eggs and consume the plankton that fish normally eat.
[ Read the Article: Robotic Jellyfish Shredder Takes On Growing Marine Menace ]