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Robotic Snakes on a... Answered

Pretty soon the TSA will have a new threat to deal with...
Robotic Snakes On A Plane!

They can climb up walls, stairs, go snooping for people, get through a chainlinked fence, they're pretty much unstoppable. But most impressively is the snake from Hirose Labs in Japan, it's pictured below, and that mofo can actually swim.

It's beautiful, and amazing to watch this biologically inspired robot move, check it out:


Clearly these robots are going to be very agile and useful, some researcher used his to walk the ring down the isle at his wedding... creepy? Yes. Awesome.... also yes.

Let's see how many uses of robotic snakes you can come up with! Go:

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Spl1nt3rC3ll
Spl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 12 years ago

Wow, that made me look stupid. :/ I'd love to have one of those.

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lamedust
lamedust

Reply 12 years ago

Let this robot inspire you... not make you feel stupid!

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Folin1
Folin1

12 years ago

Well I Say I Need A Few Of These And That They Would Be Useful For A Lamp, Beverage Retriever, Finding Lost Jewelry In A Pool, Others.

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LeumasYrrep
LeumasYrrep

12 years ago

Sweet!! I want one. No, not one TWO!!!

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

12 years ago

HOLY... awesome I want one of these so bad. so i can spy on people with the camera in the front unless its a ultra sonic detector i don't know. very awesome will these things come on the market ever ya think?

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

damn i know what i want for my birthday ! this thing is soo cool, and it swims !!

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lamedust
lamedust

Reply 12 years ago

It probably swims better than I do! /me laughs! -bg

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=SMART=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

hahahaha :D

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davidturner666
davidturner666

12 years ago

I think that you could use for searching for survivors in collapsed buildings and such

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

  • Unclogging the toilet yourself....
  • Checking why your stomach hurts
  • Seeing your baby (pregnant women only)
  • Scaring the hell out of your grandparents
  • Doc Oc, anyone?
  • A tail !!!!
  • Checking machines for loose wires
  • Spy Snake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Periscope!
  • Peeping Tom.........
  • Exploring the depths of the ocean
  • Insert it in your toilet, to see if it really goes out to sea
  • Robo Snake + Shotgun = limitless possibilities (Think, bullet)
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lamedust
lamedust

Reply 12 years ago

I'm really down with the Doc Oc. Now we just have to wait for brain computing interfaces to catch up! ; P