Monday, May 08, 2006

I Expect Doc Ock Any Day Now

What's the latest DARPA-funded robotics project to catch my eye, you ask? You can see the answer in this article about robotic tentacles. (Be sure to check out the nifty videos.) Each tentacle has pressure sensors along its length and a camera in the tip. The pessimist in me can help but wonder if a cyborg scientist-gone-evil like Doctor Octopus is around the corner? On the other hand, the optimist in me is pleased to see that, finally, elephants who've had trunkectomies can hope for functioning protheses.

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