Creating an octopus-inspired robot that can be useful in various applications including actuators and sensing
The OCTOPUS project developed a soft 8-arm robot inspired by the body and brain of an octopus. This research led to new technologies in a number of fields, including robotics, materials and sensing.
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Future Tech Week 2020: Shining a Spotlight on the Science Creating Tomorrow’s Technologies
Culture & Society
About 100 EIC Pathfinder FET projects shared their successes, results and findings at the second annual Future Tech Week, hosted by FETFX in partnership with the European Innovation Council
Soft robotics: what the octopus has taught us
Artificial intelligence & IT
"What if we come up with a robot with something so soft such that it completely distorts itself like an octopus arm made out of silicon?"
Building phonon-based IT devices that will consume lower power at room temperature
- Start-up/spin-off launched
Interconnecting the spread of infectious diseases with social, economic and other systemic aspects, able to analyse the systemic risk inherent to epidemics and social contagion processes.
Finding new ways to protect endangered species and the environment by integrating artificial intelligence-based robotic animals
Studied and re-created the symbiotic relationships between robots and plants to produce natural self-sustaining architectural elements
Using lasers to create biomimetic surfaces that reduce friction reduction and lubricate materials for certain applications