Festo Unveils New 'Soft' Robotic Arm Powered By Air

March 11, 2019

This is a video demonstration of the modular BionicSoftArm developed by robotics manufacturer Festo. The 'soft' arm contains pneumatically powered 'muscles' and is designed to be more flexible and lighter than your typical robotic arm. Some more info while I challenge it to an arm wrestling match, then tear it off and beat its controlling computer with it until it sparks and catches fire:

Whether free and flexible movements or defined sequences, thanks to its modular design, the pneumatic lightweight robot can be used for numerous applications. In combination with various adaptive grippers, it can pick up and handle a wide variety of objects and shapes. At the same time, it is completely compliant and poses no danger to the user even in the event of a collision.

I didn't really understand what they were getting at with all that, but I can only assume it was a very subtle way of saying it will be better at handjobs than traditional robotic arms. "Nobody beats me though." No....you'll always be number one in my little black book, Doctor Octopus. I just wish I didn't always have to bring three friends.

Keep going for the video, and check out that attachment at 1:15.

Thanks to Charlie W, who agrees we're only a few brave volunteers willing to get their penises torn off away from the future.

  • Bling Nye

    They've been infiltrating society for years....


    The uprising is coming...

  • The_Wretched

    So festo bought tenga and incorporated the 'technology'?

  • nik

    Surprised no one here mentions the most obvious: once again a step closer to enslavement of the human race. Develop this further, make it bullet proof and we have a terminator filled with hot air...

  • Tigerh8r

    We already have lots of those in DC

  • Douchy McDouche

    I heard it's got a light touch.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I was hoping for more explanation and less chill wave (is that right? Don't get mad at me, I don't understand music genres!).

  • Eric Ord

    It's the 21st century, we don't have music genres, we have social media

  • Doog

    I read Fisto instead of Festo

  • Geekologie

    see the tags below

  • Doog

    Fantastic! I normally always read the tags because they're always hilarious, but skipped this one for some reason.

    Good 'ol Fisto the pleasure robot.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    we are getting close to bong-powered robotics

  • Eric Ord


    PS I'm also powered by air haha

  • Hot air.

  • Eric Ord


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