Notes on the Kinematics of an Octopus’s Arm Academic Article uri icon


  • ABSTRACT In a study of the kinematics of an Octopus's arm from the robotics point of view, we consider two models: a discrete model and a continuum model. Both models represent control of the curve in space defined by the centerline of the arm and the position of the suction elements of the arm relative to the centerline. The two models also represent the control of the arm by means of three groups of muscles: the longitudinal, transverse and helicoidal groups. Another feature of the kinematics exhibited by the two models is the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008