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Scientists at the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh developed a flexible underwater robot that efficiently glides through the water in a manner that mimics squid and jellyfish.

In their study, published in Science Robotics, the publishers claim that their robot swims as efficiently as the sea creatures that inspired their design.

The researchers say that their soft robot could be used to carry out a number of underwater mission objectives due to the flexibility of its body and its agility in the water.