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Engineers reveal secrets of soft-body robotic octopus

The Engineer paid a visit to the Science Museum in London to meet the creators of a robotic octopus, which could have some useful and surprising commercial applications.

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  • The technology is very inventive but nothing new. Coils expanding while heated is simple science. Kutos to these scientists for figuring out the mesh layout that would allow the springs to articulate a soft bodied arm, but they just expanded on an already known principle. The video would have been more impressive if we actually SAW the octopus working, rather than just sitting on a desk moving a little roller - heck I can do that with the gel arm rest on my desk.

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