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September 4, 2010 AT 12:22 pm

Robot snake climbs a tree…


Robot snake climbs a tree… via LS.

From the Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a snake robot (Snakebot) demonstrates how it can climb a tree and look around.

Please keep in mind that this robot climbed a specific tree with a specific trunk width about 1 meter off of the ground. The researchers working to design, build and program these robots still have much work to do to get these bots to climb taller trees of various sizes and to navigate over branches and wires.


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2 Comments

  1. The coolest part is when the snake, attached to the tree, starts looking around. I have no idea what the controlling software looks like, but I like to think that the software knows how many joints need to stay frozen to prevent the snake from falling out of the tree, while still giving the operator enough control to direct the camera where he wants.

  2. That can be include to the Transformer Robots a snake Robot… Cool stuff!

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