In the world of Marvel, Dr. Octopus mentally controls his four metal arms to prove his genius and destroy Spiderman. We are fortunate to not have to face villains with metal arms like Dr. Octopus, but when disaster strikes, we may instead be saved by a real-life superhero robot with six metal legs called the "octopus robot."

Researchers from Shanghai Jiaotong University have developed a rescue robot they call the “six-clawed octopus.” The robot stands about 3 feet and its six legs have a total of three motors. The remote-controlled robot is meant to be used for search and rescue missions under harsh conditions like nuclear radiation, extreme heat, or deep underwater.