Robotic Silicone Tentacle

I’ve been developing ways to use 3d powder printing to make air powered robots that have no hard moving parts. Using procedural modeling I can create rapid iterations, incremental designs, and inexpensive prototypes with a simple set of tools. Find more details at – http://har.ms/category/blog/soft-robots/

Here’s an early demonstration of a trefoil tentacle in action. There are three hollow ribbed volumes inside this tentacle that control its motion. It is controlled through a Processing interface and an Arduino switching a bank of solenoid valves using a simple Darlington transistor. You can grab the code here – http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=36579

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25 thoughts on “Robotic Silicone Tentacle

  1. How? long before …
    How? long before this becomes a dildo… 5 minutes after the video ended…

  2. All right,? time …
    All right,? time out! We obviously now have to rethink the entire paradigm of technological progress.

  3. Someone is so going …
    Someone is so going to develop a? Tentacle Rape Robot using this technology.

  4. But will it blend? …
    But will it blend? That is the? question ( dumb
    music plays in background).

  5. Wow the future some …
    Wow the future some who has lost an arm a hand can use this technology and have moving fingers again…?

  6. I want it,I need it …
    I want it,I need it,I love Tentacle! I said that “I love tentacle” in? the style of Brick Tamland from Anchorman

  7. I’m pretty sur …
    I’m pretty sur there’s a lot of sex toy companies interested? in this tentacle.

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