If the swimming robot wasn’t terrifying enough for you, there’s good news, as Carnegie Mellon University has released a new video of their tree-climbing robot. This biomimetic robot mimics the movements of a snake to reach places people and other robots can’t reach.
Moreover, these highly articulated devices can coordinate their internal degrees of freedom to perform a variety of locomotion capabilities that go beyond the capabilities of conventional wheeled and the recently developed legged robots. The true power of these devices is that they are versatile, achieving behaviors not limited to crawling, climbing, and swimming. [CMU Biorobotics Lab]
Wait, not limited to crawling, climbing, and swimming? What else? Do they jump? Holy crap they totally jump don’t they? I knew it. I bet they can fly, too. Oh lawd flying snakebots, I need to lie down. Oh god, it can do Inception too can’t it?
[Hat tip and a can of SS Adams Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle to CrunchGear for the video.]