Roboticists often use nature as an inspiration to improve their robots and come up with new ones. Festo’s OctopusGripper is a robot gripper inspired by octopus tentacles. It has a flexible silicone structure to grab and handle items. It can take hold of objects of varying shapes, such as a bottle, and even pour you a drink.
This video shows the OctopusGripper in action. Pretty cool, don’t you think?