The latest episode of the Robots podcast takes a closer look at three of our favorite news items in 2009. Co-coordinator of the Octopus European project Cecilia Lashi, talks about their soft bio-mimetic robotic octopus arm. Our second guest, hobbyist Carl Morgan, presents Joules, the sleek silver humanoid that rides behind your tandem bike and does all the pedaling. Finally, we speak with Carson Reynolds who is professor at the University of Tokyo about his high-speed robotic hand (shown in the video above). Read on or tune in!