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Jellyfish robots to be used to monitor fragile coral reefs

Robotic jellyfish with silicon rubber tentacles could be employed to watch over endangered coral reefs in the world’s oceans. A soft robot jellyfish that can swim through openings narrower than its body could be used to monitor delicate environments in the ocean, scientists have said. The "jellybots" are based on the shape of the moon jellyfish and are capable of squeezing through holes cut in plexiglass plates. Scientists at Jellyfish Robots hope they could be sent to monitor fragile coral reefs, without risking…