US researchers have developed a new technology called “Octarm” — robotic-tentacles — which attach to current robots, enabling them to perform a variety of actions. Demonstration after the jump.

Just like a real tentacle, an Octarm simply wraps itself around an object in order to manoeuvre it. This allows it to grasp objects of various sizes and shapes and could let robots deal with unpredictable real-world situations, the researchers say

[via ZeroSign]

US researchers have developed a new technology called “Octarm” — robotic-tentacles — which attach to current robots, enabling them to perform a variety of actions. Demonstration after the jump.

Just like a real tentacle, an Octarm simply wraps itself around an object in order to manoeuvre it. This allows it to grasp objects of various sizes and shapes and could let robots deal with unpredictable real-world situations, the researchers say

[via ZeroSign]