As IEEE Spectrum notes this morning, the octopus--with its near lack of bones, fine motor control, and dexterity--is the ideal biological model in the field of soft robotics.
We’ve written about tentacle-like robotic arms here before, but never one quite like this: a robotic tentacle that is soft and pliant enough to wrap around object but that can also stiffen to put a tight grip on things.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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