Introducing my latest robot to the world, a tentacle mechanism animatronic!
This robot is a great way to dive into the world of animatronic tentacle mechanisms and explore different ways of interacting with a robotic creature.
Also known as Botbait, this robot moves organically, lights up charismatically, and enjoys interacting with you.
Watch this video to see it in action:
Building your own Botbait is a fun way to start getting interested in tentacle mechanisms while building a cool robot.
If you are interested in the ‘making of’, I went all-out with this robot’s documentation and created an in-depth video about the tentacle mechanism. It’s 17 minutes long, covering the design, building, electronics, programming, behaviour, and lessons learned.
There is more information at robobrrd.com/tentacle, go check it out, and learn how to make your own Botbait!