Squid Robot Will Seek Life in Extraterrestrial Oceans

13.05.2015

The robot squid is developed by Cornell University for research of subglacial oceans of Jupiter's moons, Europa and Ganymede, and other celestial bodies as well. Its main feature is a flexible body made of innovative polymeric material that makes it better than «solid-state» robots. Squid Robot is 13 cm long, but in the future it is planned to develop and release a larger version.

Squid Robot Will Seek Life in Extraterrestrial Oceans

Squid Robot «Tentacles» are a means of movement and nutrition: electromagnetic threads collect energy of changing magnetic fields and at the same time allow the robot to swim in a liquid medium. And its case contains cameras for research and containers for collecting samples of bottom soil and water of alien oceans. The robot was put in the list of the 15 most promising projects of NASA.