Octopus Robot Helps Surgeons
A research group funded by the European Commission to develop a complete robotic octopus with tentacles artifisialnya. Currently, a prototype robot that measures 17 inches in the works.
This octopus robot will have seven tentacles artificially. This robotic tentacles could change the nature, from flexible to rigid, so that the multifunctional, with a tight grip certain objects, to support something.
The tentacles are made of alloy steel wires wrapped in leather and nylon made from silicone. With a blend of ingredients that can tentacles writhe like a snake around the object before finally holding it.
With the flexibility of the tentacles, British surgeons hope that robots could serve as the basis of endoscopic tools to help make the process of surgery. Other parties hope robots could serve as a means of exploration or search and rescue in water.
As quoted by FoxNews (22/07/2011), robot-making project called “The Octopus Project” will be completed in 2013. Just wait for the greatness of this robot action later.