Prototyping the betentacled, inflatable soft robots of zero gee


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/08/helpful-hentai.html


#2

It looks like it’s breathing, exceedingly disturbing but at the same time beautiful.


#3

Is there a combat model?


#4

This video takes the disturbing potential and runs with it.


#5

I for one welcome our new zero-gee octopod overlords.


#6

facehugger


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#8

Now, I’m not judging, but that looks an awful lot like an excuse to take a load of grad students on a jolly in the Vomit Comet…
Science is hard when you’ve got meatbags in Brownian motion clattering around you, apparently.


#9

Why did I expect a Cronenberg reference?


#10

Or they could use some string…:wink:


#11

I haven’t read something that pretentious sounding since I was in art school. Translation - “We are working on a space chair.”


#12

Chair brief unclear - accidentally spaced participant.

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#13

Tentacle sex. It’s inevitable.


#14

Only if you’re a sucker.


#15

Sex toy version is 5…4…3…2…


#16

I see what you did there…


#17

The team utilizes soft robotics and zero gravity to explore themes of belonging and affection between sentient beings and artificial limbs which mimic sentience in a dialogue that examines human emotions during stress, and is sentience necessary to assuage that stress; can human comfort be outsourced to a machine, and ultimately what does it mean to be human?

We would like to thank the grant committee for their consideration.


#18

image

my kink.


#19

could not find on thingiverse !! , nor , surprisingly , could not find any stl , even for pay !!! hmmmm , flex filament is on my eventual list already - - -


#20

What, no “I’ve seen enough Hentai to know where this is heading!” meme yet?