Rather than reinventing the wheel, or perhaps the leg, robotics engineers have sought to copy the modes of transportation seen in the animal kingdom. Now to add to robotic dogs, fish and ants, we have a robot that moves like an octopus. Cephalopods, including octopodes, have developed multiple ways of getting around. Their tentacles can be used to both swim and walk, and in an emergency cephalopods can use jet propulsion, although this becomes inefficient for larger creatures. The robot version was built by the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) from flexible silicon webbing and presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.