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Say Hello to Your New Octopod Overlord

Designer Sean Charlesworth has built a robot octopus out of 3-D printed parts

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The octopus rebellion is nearly at hand. Well, maybe not, but we are 3-D printing robot octopi.

Sean Charlesworth built the 3-D beast as part of his thesis defense. (Spoiler: he passed.) The monster has fully working features and LED lights and will probably rule the world one day.

Here’s a time-lapse of the assembly process:

Only time will tell how the octopod will do in battle against a shark, however.

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Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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