A New Take on the Robotic Arm: Tentacles

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The robotic arm grasping a smooth metal tube.
Festo has created one of the most dextrous robotic arms on the market (image credit: Festo Robotics).

Engineers are constantly taking cues from nature when designing new technologies, and the robotic tentacle arm created by German robotics company, Festo, is a great example. 

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A New Take on the Robotic Arm: Tentacles
Jamie Condliffe
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