They’ve only gone and done it. Harvard University has successfully created the world’s first ever 3D-printed robot octopus – and it appears to have a life of its own.
The completely autonomous, untethered, soft robot has the ability to transform small amounts of hydrogen peroxide into gas. The gas then floats through the robot’s tentacles, allowing it to move.
The Octobot’s creation is down to the hard work of experts from 3D printing, mechanical engineering and microfluidics. While the invention marks a feat in the study of soft robotics, we’re yet to find a use for a 3D-printed robot octopus. Poor suckers.
Watch the YouTube video here.
Via. Design Boom