Robots wage war on jellyfish swarms

Most of our jobs are being taken over by robots. This is due to several reasons;

  1. Robots move way faster. I mean, have you ever waited half an hour for a Bargain Bucket because some newbie was manning the tills at Kentucky?
  2. Robots put up with more crap than a parked car at a seaside. Would you like to be kicked repeatedly because a can of Fanta Fruit Twist failed to drop out of your ass
  3. Robots have an off button. 

These are all pretty cool reasons as to why we should appreciate our robot-inhabited world. There are also not many things they aren’t programmed to do nowadays.

Just when you thought the world was getting a little too crazy, an easily fascinated journalist tells you a couple of whiz kids from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have just created a robot that destroys jellyfish.

Yep, that means if you holiday in South Korea, you can enjoy sun, sea and sand without the fear of having a slimy body snaked around your ankle.

They’re called JEROS (Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm); and it’s their duty to scout up and down the coastline looking for sea mutants to suck up and shred.

The machines are capable of killing 880Ibs of jellyfish an hour; that’s one hell of a spree.
I don’t know whether we should be celebrating or running for the sticks.

Whatever next?

Words by Leonie Garlick

Source: The Telegraph