28 September 2010

Is it a robot?

Is it a robot? Is it a snake? ... both?

This amazing robot moves like a snake, it even climbs trees.
This robot is built of modular pieces, and can wriggle, roll, & side-wind, just like the real thing. And you have to see the video of this thing climb a tree to really get an feeling for how life-like this thing is. Despite the emphasis placed on humanoid robots, animal-like bots have clear advantages and are relatively simpler to build. Snake bots could be hunting for survivors in fallen buildings after natural disasters. With modular design these bots could be as long as they needed. Read the full article to find out more.

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