Don't Touch Me: Robotic Gripper Directly Inspired By Octopus Tentacle

March 31, 2017

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This is a video demonstration of German robotic firm Festo's Octopus Gripper, a pneumatic robotic arm directly inspired by an octopus tentacle (it's hard to not notice). It can pick things up, it can set things down, it can wiggle its way into your orifices. "What?!" Nothing, nothing, you'll see.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Greg, who agrees the only cool robotic arms are the ones attached to arcade arm wrestling games, which I am great at.

  • The_Wretched

    I'm with Qiwiman, Geekologie #1 new fetish finding site.

  • Enzo Gorlami

    How long until this becomes a potential prosthetic limb?

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    This explains why my wife keeps coming home with 18 small hickies.

  • David Bass

    Okay so, Dictionary.com is currently unavailable yet I do not know what the word, "equestrian" means, what do I do?

  • Kazuka Roo

    it means big ol' horse dick

  • Highlight the word, right click it and choose "Search Google".

    :relating to horse riding.:

  • David Bass

    You're hired! When can you start?

  • MustacheHam

    Instantly mentally associates with Dr. Octopus. :I

    Anyway, this is indeed pretty innovative and could be applied to handling more delicate things that are okay with suction cups.

  • BiggyD!!!

    See, what with the name of the company and the appearance of the... apendage, I associate it more with "Fisto" the sexbot from Fallout: New Vegas. You know, the one who's first words are "Assume the position"

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