First indoor flying object with peristaltic drive
So that their movements come as close as possible to the biological model, the AirJelly has eight adaptive tentacles. These absorb the force of the electric drive and allow the artificial jellyfish to float using the recoil principle. Unlike their natural counterpart, however, the AirJelly does not float through water but through the air.
Besides the central drive, the body also contains the rechargeable batteries plus a ballonet filled with helium, which provides the necessary uplift. The drive of such a balloon by means of a peristaltic motion is so far unknown in the history of aviation.