Engineers design jellyfish-like robot that could someday clean oil spills and detect pollutants.
Jan 29 2013 - 2:00pm
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- Jellyfish - ocean animals with a umbrella-shaped shell and tentacles that swim without a backbone, brain, heart or gills.
- Robot - a machine that can move or perform other actions using a series of commands.
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