Robo-Elephant Tentacle Moves Just Like a Real Trunk

Robotics company Festo Bionics has released footage of a robotic manipulator arm modeled after an elephant's trunk. The first video in the gallery below is the concept animation; click on the second video to see the real thing in action. (Love how the grabbers hand off "giant peanuts" in the second video).

P.S. Check out the kite flying robot in video #2, around 3:29.


Wild, I thought the real thing would look nothing like the CGI version, but it looks exactly the same.

Anyone else think, Doctor Octavius?

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