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25 Responses to “Air-powered 3D-printed robot tentacle”

  1. He could have picked a different color :/

  2. Snig says:

    “Air Powered 3D printed Robot Tentacle”  is a pretty good name for a band.  

  3. euansmith says:

    Let me be touched by his noodly appendage!

    Very cool.

  4. millie fink says:

    Wow, that’s some good robot-porn theme music!

  5. class_enemy says:

    Why, thank you, Thing!!

  6. Bender says:

    Don’t just sit there with a silly smile on your face, tell me where my robot tentacle is!

  7. RaidenDaigo says:

    Pneumaticcally fantastic!

  8. bcsizemo says:

    Sybian 2.0…

  9. simonbarsinister says:

    Erotic?
    High pressure air hoses inflating cheap plastic inserted into your body. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Cheef says:

      When compared to the vast collection of things I’ve managed to get inside me, (and retrive!) this is fairly tame.

      • Jen Onymous says:

         Have you talked to A&E about your own reality show?  :D  Srsly, I’m sort of waiting for that to be the next exploitation/reality show:  “You got WHAT WHERE?”  Think of the social media possibilities:

        “Like us on Facebook and get a chance to vote on what this week’s guest GOT WHAT WHERE.  If you guess right, you’ll be entered to win an all-expenses paid trip to our studio, and a $500 gift certificate to Babeland.com….”  *click through to Facebook page to see a voting-button system showing a taxidermed badger, a moped engine block, and a size 14 sneaker as choices*

    • Jen Onymous says:

       Simon,

      Yeah.  High pressure air ANYTHING and uteri=possible air embolism.  Common cause of death before Roe v. Wade. 

      OTOH something battery-operated, with a small chip that sent low-level charges to an electro-reactive gel, the whole being enclosed in an insulating skin…could get interesting.

    • Kimmo says:

      Prolly not much with a condom or two on it and some grooves in the surface.

    • DewiMorgan says:

       So make it hydraulic, avoid the explosive expansion and risk of embolism.

      And feel it wiggle….

  10. simonbarsinister says:

     ”And tonight’s winner is… Jenn and the Bust of Caesar! Congratulations Jenn!”

  11. Dan Uznanski says:

    In that photo it reminds me of nothing more than a banana.

  12. Nash Rambler says:

    In a nondescript filthy Hollywood office, a horror movie producer is diving for his phone.  This thing has quality movie prop written all over it.  My flesh crawled a bit just watching this small example.  Scale this badboy up, use the right paint and light (and perhaps the right sort of screaming female), and it’s creep-out city.

  13. dustbuster7000 says:

    That is very cool and I’m fascinated with how it moves and how he controls it. But its not 3D printed. Its cast silicone.

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