Robotic Octopus

Date: 1/6/2011

Reading University researchers are taking part in an effort to develop a robotic octopus. The biomimetic cephalopod is being designed to match a real octopus for speed, dexterity and flexibility. The work will mimic an octopus in its entirety and will likely lead to new technologies for actuation, sensing, control and robot architectures, materials and kinematics. Possible uses include underwater maintenance, marine salvage and retrieval of objects, such as black-box recorders from crashed aircraft.

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