Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot

  • “Where everybody’s really excited to see soft robots come in is right at the human-robot interface,” Mr Truby told BBC News.
  • our first embodiment of an entirely soft robot, it needed to have the form of an octopus.”
  • It’s made in a way that other people can look at and say, we could use these technologies ourselves – we can make ones that have better fuel systems, or have better control systems, or a more sophisticated body.
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  • Image copyright R Truby/M Wehner/L Sanders/Harvard University Image caption The octobot: More of a tribute than a replica

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Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot – in the shape of a 7cm octopus.


Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot