Say Hello to Your New Octopod Overlord
Designer Sean Charlesworth has built a robot octopus out of 3-D printed parts
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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