Oh No, That Creepy Robot Snake Now Strangles On Contact

Oh No, That Creepy Robot Snake Now Strangles On Contact


Using a series of accelerometers located inside each of the snake’s modular segments, the robot can now be thrown onto a branch or pole and automatically grab on without falling. And given the research is being partly supported by the US Army, it’s a safe assumption that off-video these snakes are being thrown at mannequins’ necks as a sort of absolutely terrifying strangulation grenade. [Carnegie Mellon Biorobotics Laboratory via Automaton]