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June 16, 2020

Ultra-gentle robot holding a jellyfish

An ultra-gentle robot holding a jellyfish. A study by marine biologists found that jellyfish, when held by ultra-soft robotic fingers, express significantly fewer stress-related genes than when braced by traditional submersible grippers.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DBI 1556213.]

Learn more in the Eurekalert news story Soft robot fingers gently grasp deep-sea jellyfish. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 16, 2020)

Credit: Anand Varma

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