This octopus-inspired robot will hold you until you stop screaming

I, for one, welcome our cephalopod-like robotic overlords.

Researchers at Harvard are working on a tentacle that mimics an octopus arm in order to add more range of motion to the standard robotic arm. The tentacle, which looks as gross as it sounds, can wrap around objects like cups and even fold paper.

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This horrifying, opera-singing robot will hunt for your orifices

What do you get when you pair a beautiful orchestra with a robot that looks like it’s trying to sneak into your body? Whatever this thing is. This wild robot, called an Alter, is part of the ScaryBeauty project. It’s designed to conduct an orchestra and even sing a bit.

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Code made real with the Clicbot

Everybody – and I mean everybody – seems to want to have a robot. I remember all manner of them growing up in the 80s (some were barely even good as toys, let alone as tools), and now there are all sorts of angles being presented framing these toys in a much more educational light. One of the latest to hit the scene is the Clicbot.

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