octopod octopod


  • (n) a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell


  1. Octopus' blue blood allows them to rule the waves

    Worldwide colonization by octopods is in their blood. They manage to survive temperature habitats ranging from as low as -1.8°C to more than 30°C due to their ability to keep supplying oxygen to their body tissues. A new study shows that a blue colored pigment, hemocyanin, in their blood, responsible for oxygen transport, crucially allows octopods to live in freezing temperatures.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1,350 (video)

    Whether they run , jump or swim , there are plenty of robots around to be fearful of. None have quite exacerbated our arachnophobia as much as Robugtix's T8 octopod , however. The 3D-printed spiderbot not only looks the part, but employs 26 servo motors to drive its unnervingly life-like movement. Bigfoot's baked-in "Inverse Kinematics Engine" deals with all of the background computations, so ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Engadget

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