A real-life mola, basking in the sun (Photo: Shutterstock)
Scientists have created a solar-powered swimming underwater robot, inspired by the ocean sunfish
The Mola with its attachable tail of solar panels
Previously, we’ve seen swimming robots inspired by the cow-nosed ray, the black ghost knife fish, and the jellyfish – to name just a few. Now, the engineers at AeroVironment have taken it upon themselves to replicate the mola (also known as the ocean sunfish), and the result is an ocean-going robot that gathers its own solar power.
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