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Meet octobot, a soft-bodied robot that looks like the future
Aug 26th, 2016 by Dennis G. Jerz

Our future robot overlords never looked so squishy. A team of Harvard University scientists has built an entirely soft robot — one that’s inspired by an octopus.Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 11.44.57 PM

Squishy, Like an Octopus, Awesome
Aug 17th, 2012 by Dennis G. Jerz

Not quite a hectopus, but cool. A robot prototype, with camouflage capability.

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Hectopus Chair Made from Cardboard and Glue
Jul 22nd, 2012 by Dennis G. Jerz

hectopus chair made completely out of cardboard and hot glue
he’s a hectopus cuz he’s only got 6 legs
Hector the Hectopus by ~xForEverInMyDreamsx on deviantART.

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Octopus in Primary colors with rattle Crackle Rattle Squeak
Jun 27th, 2012 by Dennis G. Jerz

Not as cute as Rainbow Hector, but if you absolutely must have a brightly-colored, smiling, multi-armed creature, this might do.

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(Thanks, Robert!)

Sighting of the Rare Tufted Dashboard Octopus
Oct 11th, 2009 by Dennis G. Jerz

Karissa sends this snapshot by e-mail, noting that this creature is an impostor.

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United Pepper Lili Webcam (Blue)
Jul 17th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz

I think it has five legs rather than six, but it’s still worth a link.

Thanks for the suggestion, Rosemary.

Octopus Solving a Maze
May 28th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz

Rainbow Hector’s eight-legged cousins are pretty cool, too. See an octopus solving a maze. (Via.)

Yes, we think of you when we see octopus toys
Jan 13th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz

Hi Dr. Jerz!

Attached are a couple photos of what Mike and I thought was a Hectopus wannabe. (Yes, we think of you when we see octopus toys, haha.) We were out shopping after Christmas and when we walked into a toy store this struck us as odd. The thing (erm, “Squiddo”) has a zipper for a mouth. A bit disturbing, really… And it only has four legs (for stability or tunnel-like appearance, perhaps?). Maybe he’s 50% off because he only has half the legs of the mighty Hectopus.

I asked Mike to take photos of it on his cell phone since he can transfer them without incurring a fee. I hope the quality is acceptable. Enjoy! 🙂

Karissa (and Mike, in absentia)

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Octopus Christmas Tree
Dec 9th, 2007 by Dennis G. Jerz

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Futuregirl writes:

Last January, I got the sweetest email from a woman named Lenore asking for the pattern for Octophrost. She told me:

“Every year I make a Christmas ornament for my grand and great grand children. I would love to make this little fellow. For Christmas 2006 I made 90 ornaments. Three more babies are expected that I know of so I may need to make near 100. That means starting early.”

Squidtivity (or Nativity populated by squids)
Nov 23rd, 2007 by Dennis G. Jerz

Etsy:

Squids will also be wrapped up in their own storage box!

This squidtivity will be made upon ordering and colors may not be the same as those pictured.squidtivity.jpg

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