Introduction: JELLYFISH'S TENTACLES SIMULATION

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Jellyfish's tentacles simulation

Step 1: ​Inspiration

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Jellyfish are soft-bodied, free-swimming aquatic animals with a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate to acquire propulsion and locomotion. The tentacles may be utilized to capture prey or defend against predators by emitting toxins in a painful sting.

Step 2: ​Analyzing

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To figure out the process of the jellyfish movement I analyzed tentacles and oral arms motions.

Step 3: Prototyping

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Then, I prototyped the tentacles and oral arms in 3 steps with different materials, such as rubber band, swim cap, stripe, aluminum plate, cardboard, and umbrella, to get the final result.

Step 4: Jellyfish's Robot

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The final model is a robot imitating jellyfish's body mechanism feature. When the sensor is covered with a solid dark material, the robot starts to open and close its arms. Subsequently, if the cover will be removed from the sensor, it immediately halts.

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Comments

Swansong (author)2017-10-23

That's a really neat idea! Could you add information on how you built it to the steps?

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