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Meet Cyro, The US Navy’s 170 Pound Underwater Jellyfish Drone

by Chris Callahan, Guns.com  |  published on April 1, 2013

Meet Cyro, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering underwater life-like jellyfish drone in development for US Navy surveillance.

The jellyfish drone isn’t designed as an extremely efficient method of hydrodynamic propulsion, but rather it is meant for ‘natural stealth advantage’ allowing subversive access otherwise unattainable by traditional engineering.

This current version of the Cyro can last three to four hours in motion with its rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery.

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.

The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man’s hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.

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