I, for one, welcome our new hentai-enabled combat robot overlords

Robotic tentacles:

Each Octarm is powered by compressed air and has surface pressure sensors, positional sensors and a camera mounted at its tip. This allows the limb to nimbly investigate pipes, tunnels and other narrow spaces.

The Octarms developed so far are each around a metre long, although the design could easily be scaled up or down, the researchers say. Only one has been attached to a robot at a time, but the researchers say several could work together in future.

MPEG, 55MB. (Doesn't play in Quicktime, but VLC can play it.)

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9 Responses:

  1. injector says:

    Why do I want to brush my teeth all of a sudden?

  2. rapier1 says:

    I can't help but think an elephant would be cheaper. A little larger of course, but that is what the breeding programs are for.

  3. baconmonkey says:

    that's good news for people who lose coke cans down long tubes.

  4. ygg13 says:

    That tentacle looks like that stripey kind of toothpaste.

  5. leopanthera says:

    It plays in QuickTime if you have the MPEG-2 component installed.

  6. louiswu says:

    This allows the limb to nimbly investigate pipes, tunnels and other narrow spaces.

    Oh boy.