Yay! Nasa has finally developed a robotic elephant trunk that can lift things, probe toilets, drag crap around, and yes, capture prey! [download video, 57 megs, mpeg format]
It's real name is the OctArm Continuum Manipulator, and its possibilities are endless. All Nasa has to do now is attach a few of these suckers to their talking robot head Eva, and then they'll really be onto something.