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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday May 14 2015, @10:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the big-in-Japan dept.

Inspired by octopus arms, a robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by researchers in Italy.

Soft robotics is a promising technology in the medical field, particularly for surgical applications. This arm was designed for surgical operations which need to access remote, confined regions of the body and, once there, manipulate soft organs without damaging them, and relies on coffee grounds as a control mechanism!

More details available from Sclog

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 14 2015, @10:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 14 2015, @10:51PM (#183159)

    Coffee Powered Tentacle Bot!

    You are just baiting the tentacle porn jokes aren't you?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 14 2015, @10:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 14 2015, @10:57PM (#183160)

      If life gives you bait, bite.
      If life gives you tentacles...

    • (Score: 1) by CortoMaltese on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:54PM

      by CortoMaltese (5244) on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:54PM (#183176) Journal

      I'm just waiting for a japanese porn company to buy one...

  • (Score: 2) by arslan on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:04PM

    by arslan (3462) on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:04PM (#183161)

    Oh.. I should get my mate who owns a coffee shop to get one of these.. to maybe help him grind coffee.. oh wait..

  • (Score: 2) by wisnoskij on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:55PM

    by wisnoskij (5149) <reversethis-{moc ... ksonsiwnohtanoj}> on Thursday May 14 2015, @11:55PM (#183177)

    This is the biggest breakthrough in live action tentacle porn since, well ever.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by bart9h on Friday May 15 2015, @02:30PM

      by bart9h (767) on Friday May 15 2015, @02:30PM (#183344)

      soft tentacle robots could make pretty good dildos

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @04:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @04:08PM (#183385)

    Here is the full description (with some pictures) after several clicks: http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-3190/10/3/035008/article [iop.org]

    I am a bit disappointed that I didn't find a video, though.

  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Sunday May 17 2015, @08:55AM

    by Bot (3902) on Sunday May 17 2015, @08:55AM (#183992) Journal

    That poor bot is drugged with coffee and forced to manipulate soft organs in confined regions of the body! what would you say if it had been a human instead? you MONSTERS.

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