Meet the robot designed like an octopus tentacle
Carl Vause • TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Everyday, robots perform tasks like picking apples, screwing lids on jars and sewing. But while robots excel at many things, designing them to grasp and handle delicate items has been a challenge. In this tech demo, robotics entrepreneur Carl Vause explains how the octopus tentacle inspired him to develop a machine capable of picking up the most fragile of objects.