How An NYU Team Built And Tested A Flying Jellyfish Robot

A peek inside the university's fluid dynamics lab, where researchers re-imagine flying machines

A couple months ago, video of a flying, robotic jellyfish was floating around. (Har har, get it, it “floated” both literally and figuratively. Jokes!) But who were the masterminds behind this wonderful robot, which was certain to one day overtake the planet?

_Cool Hunting _interviewed the NYU team behind the ‘bot (and quite a few other flying machines) for the short documentary you see here, wherein professor Leif Ristroph explains why we’re in a new Wright Brothers age–except with, you know, jellyfish.

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