Get four of these, and you can emulate Dr. Octopus of Spiderman. Festo’s latest robotic creation, the Bionic Handling Assistant is patterned on how elephants move their trunks. Check the video below. The way it moves totally mimics the same way the animals do.

These arms are geared for use in the automotive market, kicking out the clunky, decrepit 1st generation of robotic arms. A significant advantage over heavy industrial robots is the fact that direct contact between humans and machines is now no longer hazardous

But really, this technology can greatly ease the workload on humans, thereby giving the bulk of the work to these robotic arms.

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