Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A new concept of future robot manipulators will be developed from studying elephants

(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) An international team coordinated by IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia will develop a new generation of robot manipulators inspired by elephants'proboscis. The project 'PROBOSCIS' has been funded by the European Commission with 3.5 million euros. The new robot manipulator will be capable to engage with uncertain environments, promptly adapt to unexpected situations and perform a multitude of real-world grasping tasks. It will represent a game changer in manufacturing and food industry, and in assistive robotic systems.