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OmniTread Snake-like Robot


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Misc. Tech


OmniTread Snake-like Robot

Engineers from the University of Michigan have developed a snake-like robot that conquers obstacles. It is composed of 5 segments which are 8 inches in diameter and weigh 26 pounds. Piloted by a human operator, the OmniTread can maneuver in extremely rugged terrain, even climbing stairs and pipes. “It moves by rolling, log-style, or by lifting its head or tail, inchworm-like, and muscling itself forward.” This robot will be used for industrial inspection and surveillance in hazardous environments, and also for military and urban search and rescue operations. It’s actually pretty cool, which you can see for yourself in this video.

Read More | University of Michigan


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