Cuttlefish tentacles and origami inspired a new robotic claw

Unlike their octopus cousins, a cuttlefish’s 10 tentacles aren’t necessarily equally sized. While the small cephalopod possesses four same-length pairs, its other two appendages extend and contract as needed to more easily capture their prey….

What would you do with a robotic third thumb?

Take a moment to imagine what unheard sounds famed psychedelic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix could have conjured to existence if he had an extra digit to work with. By that same measure, consider how much…

Get ready for the robotic fish revolution

This article was originally featured on Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at Human technology has long drawn inspiration from the natural world: The first airplanes…