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Robotic Snakes Ready To Invade

Wed, 08/18/2010 - 10:26am

In mankind's efforts to make a robot for every animal, the snake has not gone unnoticed. Japanese researchers have created a new robot that can slither around on the ground almost like the real thing, thanks to motors in each section of the body that are in constant communication and collaboration. Even better, the robot can get tossed into a pool and gets around just as well. There's no indication this sort of technology will find its way into manufacturing, but it could make for an interesting industrial robot, no?

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