This Octopus Looks Real, But It’s Actually a Robot



Researchers at Queen Mary University of London built a robot octopus that mimics the way real-life octopuses move. As explained in their paper “Bio-Inspired Octopus Robot Based on Novel Soft Fluidic Actuator,” their invention is equipped with a novel actuation system which is pumping air into the robot’s “tentacles,” allowing it to rotate and change direction almost like the real thing.

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