Sunday, February 19, 2012

The 'Robot Tentacle'

A soft-bodied robotic octopus arm has been created by scientists in Italy. The waterproof limb is designed to mimic an octopus appendage as a model for underwater rescue robots of the future

Watch The Incredible Video Of The 'Robot Tentacle' - The First Stage Of A $13m Undersea Rescue Octopus -- Daily Mail

Italian scientists have created a working robotic 'tentacle' which can squeeze into tight spots - and even has suckers. It's the first 'soft robot' limb that can grasp objects.

It's part of a project to create a full-bodied synthetic sea creature which could be used to save people trapped underwater.

The $13 million 'robotic animal' will be complete by the end of the year.

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