Cecilia Laschi (Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Educational Institute, Pisa, Italy one of the Project Octopus scientists. The life-like Octobot can sense, squeeze and grab objects - just like a real octopus the robot's abilities mean it could be used to repair underwater structures like oil pipelines - or even perform marine search and rescue. Studio portrait with Octobot against black background.

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Technical Details

  • Camera: Aptus 22
  • Taken: 20 March 2012
  • Exposure: 1/25 second
  • ISO: 50