Are they really making a robotic elephant trunk or staring of make Doctor Octopus’s arms?

Are they really making a robotic elephant trunk or staring of make Doctor Octopus’s arms?

Robot Elephant Trunk Learns Like A Baby https://web.archive.org/web/20140316062942/http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/robot-elephant-trunk-learns-like-a-baby-140314.htm