[SOFT ARM] - Title

FROM OCTOPUS TO SOFT ARM

SOFT ARM - A soft compliant arm for challenging and delicate applications


[SOFT ARM] - Components' Title


SOFT ARM - The key components


[SOFT ARM] - Biological highlights


OUR CONTRIBUTION TO BIOLOGICAL ISSUES


The extensive investigation of our biological models has enabled us to discover new biological knowledge.

MORPHOLOGY

The particular structure  of suckers that enable them to efficiently attach themselves to all non-porous surfaces.

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ATTACHMENT

A new proposal of attachment mechanism at the light of new morphological discoveries.

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OCTOPUS HAIRS

Hairy structures - An anatomical discovery with a crucial role in the attachment mechanism.

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BIOMECHANICS

A complete biomechanical characterization of sucker tissues of the octopus.

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[SOFT ARM] - Gallery

Gallery

[SOFT ARM] - Applications

Application Challenges

Industry

  • Delicate manipulation
  • Challenging environments

Materials

  • Functional materials
  • Reversible attachment

Health

  • Safe human-interaction
  • Assisted living

[SOFT ARM] - Video list

Videos