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Creepy or Cool? Robotic Snake Can Climb a Tree [Video]

The researchers from the Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University have created a robotic snake capable of climbing a tree and looking around.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/7/10

Comments (6)

  1. JHubbard92

    Sooo, cool. Not creepy, something like that would be handy for special forces!

  2. Hatryst

    Its pneumatically powered, so it will require an air compressor ;)
    So that’s probably not a standalone snake !
    My vote: Its COOL !

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  4. Fodaro

    Cool! That’s the cleverest way to climb a tree I’ve ever seen!

  5. Kurtis

    Very Cool and interesting! Our robots are getting more advanced… That is a huge advance in movement abilities for robotics…

  6. ruchita02

    Verrr-ry verrr-ry cool. Great idea :)

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