District 9 come alive III - The Tentacle [what we really want / Sci Fi]

Tentacles and grippers are being pulled into awareness through the movie District 9, and there are some recent design ideas related to the tentacle idea.

These are light weight and probably rather easy to construct - it evades me why big manufacturers haven't discovered the area of "heavy duty and experimental high performance grippers" as another segment to run next to "hands" and "hooks".

Research scientists on the European Octopus Project developed a really cool arm now.

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - District 9 come alive III - The Tentacle [what we really want / Sci Fi]; published March 26, 2011, 19:05; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=389.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1582408044, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - District 9 come alive III - The Tentacle [what we really want / Sci Fi]}}, month = {March},year = {2011}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=389}}