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Day of the Robotic Tentacle

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 8 years ago | from the of-course-they-will-do-a-sequel dept.

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holy_calamity writes "New Scientist is reporting on a robotic tentacle developed thanks to funding from military agency DARPA. From the video it looks to have a lot of potential, I can almost feel it fastening around my ankle right now."

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Forget about the army... (5, Funny)

Olix (812847) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287960)

Think about the implications for the Sex industry!

Re:Forget about the army... (4, Funny)

foundme (897346) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288195)

How appropriate! When you need it to perform, just feed it with some alcohol [slashdot.org] and the "muscle" will get powered up.

Red state, Blue state (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288317)

This will totally destabilize the status quo in the Tijuana gentlemen's entertianment industry. Goodbye donkey shows, hello elephant shows!

Re:Forget about the army... (2, Funny)

LordMydrin (654748) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288202)

You think that has implications, just wait for the robotic testicle...

Re:Forget about the army... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288370)

Think about the implications for the Sex industry... in Japan!

Tentacles indeed (5, Funny)

zephc (225327) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287962)

DARPA: taking hentai in brave, new directions. Your tax dollars at work.

Re:Tentacles indeed (1, Insightful)

eviloverlordx (99809) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288018)

DARPA: taking hentai in brave, new directions. Your tax dollars at work.

That's better than a lot of the ways the government could spend our money.

Re:Tentacles indeed (1)

SendBot (29932) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288318)

Just in case anyone needs a quick visual:

nsfw! La Blue Girl [amazon.com] nsfw!

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Here comes the anime pr0n references.. (1, Funny)

koa (95614) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287964)

3... 2... 1....

Re:Here comes the anime pr0n references.. (1)

Whiney Mac Fanboy (963289) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288032)

Here comes the anime pr0n references..
by koa (95614) on Monday May 08, @04:18PM (#15287964)

3... 2... 1....
Whooops!
cid=15287960 [slashdot.org] and cid=15287962 [slashdot.org]

Too late!

Re:Here comes the anime pr0n references.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288124)

Parent wrote: "3...2...1..."


Forgot "Profit!!!"

whoa whoa whoa (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15287965)

don't tell Japan! think of the children!

Re:whoa whoa whoa (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288017)

don't tell Japan! think of the children!

Oh they will. They will.

Re:whoa whoa whoa (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288375)

Actually in Japan they're doing just that. [wikipedia.org]

Oh wait..

GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15287966)

GNAA FIRST POST LOL

Re:GNAA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288187)

gnaa is bullshit.

Hollywoodized monkey robot ninja pirates ATTACK!!!

ZONL'S DREAM OF TENTACLE RAPE JUST TOOK ONE GIANT (1)

CmdrTaco (troll) (578383) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287969)

STEP FORWARD.

OMG I THOUGHT CMDRTACO WAS AN EDITOR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288386)

Why is he posting such bad words!?

Clever (3, Insightful)

slusich (684826) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287972)

Clever, though it seems to operate more like an elephant trunk or a prehensile tail rather then a tentacle. I would think it would perform it's job more effectively by using a vacuum system with selectable ports to help hold onto objects.

It does raise the interesting question about using design found in nature for robotics.
Personally I'm not sure if that's the right way to go, or if we could find better ways to perform these tasks using alternative designs that don't have a natural influence.

Re:Clever (2, Funny)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288012)

So you're saying it should be able to vacuum my floors and wash my windows? I agree!

Re:Clever (4, Funny)

Orne (144925) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288045)

So, you're saying that "Intelligent Design" may be better than "Evolution" after all?

(Yes, I had to go there)

Re:Clever (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288364)

In all seriousness,
  if they could somehow make subparts (thin end, thick end, vacuum port segment, spiny segment, rubber covered, magnetic segment, metal detecting segment, extra sensor peg segment) and randomly mix them- they might find different random configurations were more suitable to certain tasks.

Re:Clever (1)

CableModemSniper (556285) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288416)

GA [wikipedia.org] s based on hardware eh? Interesting thought.

Re:Clever (2, Insightful)

enderak (557146) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288048)

Personally I'm not sure if that's the right way to go, or if we could find better ways to perform these tasks using alternative designs that don't have a natural influence.

For robots dedicated to a single task (such as assembly line robots) I would agree, but for a general purpose robot that can adapt to varying conditions and situations, it's hard to argue with hundreds of millions of years worth of evolution.

Re:Clever (1)

slusich (684826) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288086)

I would certainly agree with that if the robotics could be made to truly emulate the natural, but most of the time, it's a poor reflection at best.
Now once we're able to graft a real octopus tentacle on a robot we'll have something!

Re:Clever (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288433)

Now once we're able to graft a real octopus tentacle on a robot we'll have something!

Lunch that serves itself?

--Sushi Guy

Re:Clever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288451)

Now once we're able to graft a real octopus tentacle on a robot we'll have something!

You've got it all wrong. We should graft a whole octopus onto a robot! Since they have a brain for each tentacle, they'll be vastly better than a computer with one brain per tentacle...Then we can train it to go after bombs, etc.

Re:Clever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288127)

That's kind of like saying wouldn't it be better if all physicists were as smart and as creative as Einstein? Well sure, but not a terribly realistic suggestion. Are there robot designs that are far more optimal than anything that could be derived or inspired by natural counterparts? Undoubtedly, but that doesn't really resolve just how insanely difficult it is to discover them. Doubly so when you compare it to the ease of piggybacking off millions of years of evolution with countless organisms attacking the problem.

Anime (2, Funny)

Recovering Hater (833107) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287975)

Hey robot designer: You need to cut down on the consumption of the weird anime. You know who you are. And don't even think about driving that thing near my wife you perv!

Re:Anime (1)

Vyvyan Basterd (972007) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288025)

I doubt anyone into anime will wanna use it on anyone old enough to marry.

Hey troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288093)

I doubt anyone into anime will wanna use it on anyone old enough to marry.

For the most part;
Anime != Henti
Henti != Underage sex
(But there are exceptions;-)

Re:Hey troll (1)

Bastard of Subhumani (827601) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288467)

Wow. We can see how lke totally useful your years at college were. I'll take that back if you minored in Klingon, though. And yes, now you ask, I'll take fries with that, thank you.

That reminds me... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15287988)

As a pastafarian... (4, Funny)

truthsearch (249536) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287991)

As a Pastafarian I'm offended by this immitation of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's a blatant mockery of all I find sacred. I demand reparations!

Re:As a pastafarian... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288190)

I belong to the Rigitoni sect, a violent sect of the Pastafarians, dedicated to canelloni, or inner stuggle. Those who openly mock the monster will pay with their tomatoe sauce.

Re:As a pastafarian... (5, Funny)

scooter.higher (874622) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288330)

But this is no mockery! This is an homage... a show of support from the scientific community that they too have been touched by His Noodly Appendage.

They just wanted to be touched more often :-)

Let's just hope (1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 8 years ago | (#15287994)

he doesn't try to TAKE ON THE WORLD (insert evil laugh and thunder here)

Otherwise we'll need three teenagers with time machines and a giant diamont to fix it up...

Couldn't have called it a "robotic elephant trunk" (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15287995)

We couldn't have called it a "robotic elephant trunk", could we? Never mind that it more resembles an elephant's trunk than a tentacle, noooo. Never mind that TFA also mentioned that resemblance.

Oh no, we had to use the term that will cause 99.9987% of the posts to fixate upon the hentai aspects of this.

Re:Couldn't have called it a "robotic elephant tru (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288286)

You're new here, aren't you

Re:Couldn't have called it a "robotic elephant tru (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288456)

It is a reference to the fuckin sweet computer game, Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle.

Just the beginning (5, Funny)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288006)

It's just a step toward the robotic cthulu.

Re:Just the beginning (4, Funny)

sgant (178166) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288078)

Yeah, loved those movies that had Mecha-Cthulhu vs. original Cthulhu...but they're hard to watch because every time you actually see Cthulhu, you lose sanity points.

Re:Just the beginning (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288094)

Its built-in spell checker is absolutely going to shit all over itself unless you can find someone that knows the language of the Great Old Ones. Have fun just trying to pronounce:

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Iä! Iä!

Re:Just the beginning (1)

swv3752 (187722) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288382)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Iä! Iä!

There I pronounced it for you.

When can I take on spiderman!! (2, Funny)

haplo21112 (184264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288016)

I can't wait to get fitted with my backpack and start taking on the the streets of the city. I'll get that Masked web slinger if its the last thing it do.

What's wrong with Yankee nerd refs? (4, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288020)

Lots of anime' jokes already, but no Doc Ock references. How disappointing. Support American scifi in-jokes!

Re:What's wrong with Yankee nerd refs? (1)

Jon Luckey (7563) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288051)

Lots of anime' jokes already, but no Doc Ock references. How disappointing. Support American scifi in-jokes!

Actually I was thinking that a device with a name like Octarm, Marvel Comics might sue claiming that their trademark Doc Oct was being diluted.

Hey! Its no more of a stretch that their trying to trademark the word Superhero!

Re:What's wrong with Yankee nerd refs? (1)

swv3752 (187722) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288406)

Err, #15288016 [slashdot.org] was just before your post, #15288020 [slashdot.org] . Next time, try to have a little patience. :-)

digg for the title (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288022)

that was a funny game, back when

One step closer to the abyss... (2, Funny)

Eric Smith (4379) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288023)

"So raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water tentacle."

In Soviet Russia... (1)

No Such Agency (136681) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288243)

... water tentacle raises YOU!

(I am so dreadfully sorry)

simple math (1)

maniac/dev/null (170211) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288029)

Tenticle Robot + Tenticle Pr0n = Tenticle Robot Pr0n.

Gross.

Re:simple math (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288125)

Tenticle Robot + Tenticle Pr0n = Tenticle Robot Pr0n.

Yes, I've always wondered what the sound of a hundred pencil-jockeys simultaneously hitting deviantART sounded like.

Now I know.

Re:simple math (5, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288230)

Must be some kind of fuzzy math you got there. Sorry to disprove you, but:

Robot Tentacle + Tentacle Pr0n = Tentacle (Robot + Pr0n)

Since we all know that Octopi have 8 tentacles, lets go ahead and substitute.

Robot Tentacle + Tentacle Pr0n = 8 (Robot + pr0n)

We can, of course, substitute I for Robot, leaving us with

8 (I + pr0n)

Since that's a capital I, we know it represents an integer, and not an imaginary number. Given that the Romans were into tentacle pr0n, we can assume that's a Roman numeral, and substitute accordingly.

8 (1 + pr0n)

Now, we all know the emoticon 8(1 represents an unhappy glasses-wearing person with a scruffy asymmetrical beard, or an unhappy nerd. So via substitution we have:

Tenticle Robot + Tenticle Pr0n = An unhappy nerd + pr0n

As we all know, this is a logical fallacy, since a nerd with pr0n is never unhappy.

I figured, if you were going to posit that ax + ay = axy, I might as well take the fuzzy math a little farther.

Re:simple math (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288294)

Granted most Slashdotters need to get out of the house more, but you top the list.

Re:simple math (1)

Winlin (42941) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288422)

Yes, but where do you fit in "Profit!" ?

I've seen this! (1)

KefabiMe (730997) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288038)

Uh oh... Someone find three (two?) time-travelling uber-dweeby dweebs, a crowbar, and some fake vomit immediately!

Re:I've seen this! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288312)

Well, what possible harm could one insane, mutant tentacle do?

I for one... (3, Funny)

Null Nihils (965047) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288050)

welcome our robotic tentacle overlords.


... I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist. :(

Doc Ock (2, Funny)

msbmsb (871828) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288061)

How many Doctor Octopus wannabes are jumping on couches about this?

Hmmm.... (5, Funny)

flyweight_of_fury (972871) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288063)

Is that a Robotic tentacle [newscientisttech.com] or toothpase [aquafresh.com] ?

...I smell a lawsuit coming...

Re:Hmmm.... (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288311)

>..I smell a lawsuit coming...

Obviously, you're not applying enough Aquafresh.

Day of the Robotic Tentacle (3, Funny)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288067)

Completely OT:

I remember going to a big dinner for a family reunion. I told them all about this game I was playing, 'Day of the Tentacle'. It wasn't until I noticed that everybody had stopped eating and all eyes were on me that I realized I had said 'testicle'.

We'll know that the day of A.I. has arrived... (1)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288096)

...when it reaches out and starts tapping on its own programming keyboard. Be afraid. Be very afraid!

Seven more of those (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288101)

and you've got a God-damned Sentinel. Destroy the bloody thing!

Kludgiest acronym ever? (1)

rainmayun (842754) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288104)

OCTOR (sOft robotiC manipulaTORs)

Flexible Appendage for Robotic Manipulation?
Soft Tentacle Appendage for Remote Reconnaissance?
Prehensile Extension for Natural Intelligence System?

ok, maybe I'm not so good at this...

Re:Kludgiest acronym ever? (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288153)

Digital Intelligent Logical Dextrous Operator. Oh, I love this game!

The newest treatment (1)

robertjw (728654) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288112)

This is just the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Quick! (2, Funny)

Dark Paladin (116525) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288130)

Hide your Japanese schoolgirls! Don't let it near the convention!

Oh, good lord - there's a 300 pound man dressed in a Sailor Moon uniform! Run, you fool! Runnnnn!

As I remarked to my wife the other day while we were watching "Sci-Fi Channel", can we ever invent a robot that Hollywood doesn't depict as trying to kill us?

Re:Quick! (1)

swv3752 (187722) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288441)

Ohh, I don't think these tentacles will be trying to kill girls.

I surely didn't need the image of a large fat man in a skirt being "worked over" by tentacles either.

Did anyone else see this and think... (1)

utexaspunk (527541) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288131)

...Aquafresh? Surely the coloring they chose is not coincidental...

At last.......... (2, Funny)

hyperbotfly (934309) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288132)

My HENTA1 fantasies can come true!!!1!1111!!!1

Purple Tentacle... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288161)

As long as it doesn't drink industrial waste and find a "Chron-o-John", the world will be safe.

Greetings space arm (1)

From A Far Away Land (930780) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288164)

I wonder if this is an attempt by the USA to thwart Canada's plan to take over space one arm at a time? As the designer of the Canadarm in the space shuttles and Canadarm II on the ISS, I wonder if my country has a reaction to being felt up by an American robotic tentacle?

Source? (4, Funny)

sootman (158191) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288167)

I can almost feel it fastening around my ankle right now.

Ankle? You must read different comics than I do.

Video = Slashdotted (3, Informative)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288172)

However, I found some other .edu website with video clips & info that are a bit more technical.

http://www.ece.msstate.edu.nyud.net:8090/~bjones/p rofessional/research/OCTOR/octor.htm [nyud.net]

The clips are at the bottom, but don't ignore the videos linked in the "Journal publications" section.

Coralized so as not to /. a second university.

What's the point? (0, Redundant)

Mikachu (972457) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288186)

Okay, seriously: what is the point in this? I mean, it's cool and all, and it probably demonstrates some serious technology, but where would it honestly be used? I don't think a lot of octopuses have had their tentacles amputated lately.

Re:What's the point? (1)

Virak (897071) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288268)

Okay, seriously: what is the point in this? I mean, it's cool and all, and it probably demonstrates some serious technology, but where would it honestly be used?

Live action tentacle porn.

Can it... (1)

HoosierPeschke (887362) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288203)

... be powered by beer [slashdot.org] ?

Toothpaste coloured? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288206)

The colours remind me of toothpaste, I can't wait to see who will prevail in the Robot Vs the Cavity Creeps War

I for one... (4, Funny)

jpellino (202698) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288210)

... oh, you know the rest.

Robot snake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288214)

The article says that parts of the Robot tenticle were produced offshore for tax reasons. This gives a new meaning to the phrase "Tax Snake" (a term normally used in accounting to mean a chain of companies that you can't get to the bottom of - because snakes don't have bottoms).

U send me ur snake 4 ur outsourced job plz.

Re:Robot snake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288458)

Tax snake.

They need to get out more (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288219)

He believes the robotic tentacles could perhaps one day be used to create a robotic octopus or even a backpack with extra limbs.

They need to learn from Spiderman; this just can't turn out good.

Once again ... (1)

Mr.Surly (253217) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288221)

... Tentacle porn is driving technology forward.

hentai (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15288229)

Think of the applications for Hentai Cosplay.

DARPA? (1)

Malakusen (961638) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288255)

Sounds more like something NERV would come up with.

Extra limbs (1)

BungeBash (971979) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288280)

They mention creating a backpack with extra limbs. Um... maybe they have watch 1 too many episodes of Spiderman. They better fix the mind inhibitor chip first though.

tomorrow: Doctor Octopus (1)

BoredWolf (965951) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288319)

It strikes me as odd that we have a government agency devoted solely to pay other people to make their own sci-fi wet-dreams become reality. From what I've read in the news, there is nothing new or innovative about DARPA. It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects [darpa.mil] . So... you pay other people to make the stuff you saw in Spiderman 2. I think that such projects create a great opportunity for colleges and universities, but I don't really understand the principle of "a complete acceptance of failure if the payoff of success [is] high enough" to use insects to do our spying for us [bbc.co.uk] . DARPA was created to keep the U.S. on the cutting-edge of technology, but they appear to be off the deep-end of technology instead.

Uh oh (4, Funny)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288342)

Schoolgirls all over Japan just felt an icy chill of fear whip through them.

55 megs to show a coke addicted robot.. (1)

bubulubugoth (896803) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288349)

The video at the website is very illustrative.
The quality is good and shows what are the thing the robot can do.

Its movements still are corky, and not ver smooth. The tip camera always was seeking for coke :)

Now, the next step would be to have 2 or more of this things working together...

how many people does it take to kill a joke? (1)

the dark hero (971268) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288374)

start counting above this post and subtract by 10 to find out!

Only one of the best games in History!! (1)

cdn2k1 (908657) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288384)

The first thing I thought when I caught this headline was the awesome old-school Day of the Tentacle game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Tentacle [wikipedia.org]

Acronyms... (2, Funny)

jawschlech (677932) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288414)

They were developed through a project called OCTOR (sOft robotiC manipulaTORs)

MOSCREND (soMe Of theSe aCRonyms arE gettiNg riDiculous) is all I have to say.

HELAD (wHEn wiLl the mAdness enD)?

Brave New World (3, Funny)

Wellington Grey (942717) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288421)

One can only imagine the affect this will have on the rate of recruitment of Japonese school girls into the armed forces.

-Grey [wellingtongrey.net]

55mb video? (1)

lotus_anima (862243) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288427)

"A video (55mb MPEG) created by the researchers shows the tentacles undergoing testing." + Slashdotted = Oh snap, we broke the intarweb.

Robotic Sea Monsters (1)

Englabenny (625607) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288428)

I for one welcome our new Robotic Sea Monster overlords.

From the article (1)

Wellington Grey (942717) | more than 8 years ago | (#15288445)

It is not clear what military purposes the Octarms will be used for

My guess is some variation on the 'killing people' theme that seems so popular with the military.

-Grey [wellingtongrey.net]
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