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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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.