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IDF developing battlefield robot snake

Posted By admin On June 9, 2009 @ 9:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

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Jerusalem Post [1]
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A robot snake, capable of recording video and sound on the battlefield, is the latest addition to the IDF’s technological achievements.

According to a Channel 2 report – click here to watch video [2] – the spying robot, about two meters long and covered in army camouflage, mimics the movements and appearance of a real snake, slithering around through caves, tunnels, cracks and buildings, sending images and sound back to a soldier controlling the device through a laptop. The snake has a single camera on front end.

Able to bend its joints so well that it can slither through very tight spaces, the new robotic device will be utilized to find people buried under rubble of collapsed buildings. Furthermore, the snake is able to arch its body straight, allowing it to see over obstacles.

Researchers studied the movements of live snakes in order to create the most natural and realistic prototype.

A price has yet to be set for the robotic snake, which is still in being developed; however, according to reports, the IDF plans on providing their combat units with the recording devices.

Full article here [1]

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[2] click here to watch video: http://www.mako.co.il/news-military/security/Article-4ff0a6c8e01c121004.htm

[3] Image: http://www.efoodsdirect.com/ammo-food.html?aid=14&adid=5

[4] Military Horror: Proposed Military Robot Would Literally Feed off Dead Battlefield Bodies to Power Itself: http://www.prisonplanet.com/military-horror-proposed-military-robot-would-literally-feed-off-dead-battlefield-bodies-to-power-itself.html

[5] Flight of the RoboBee: Tiny hovering robot creates buzz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flight-of-the-robobee-tiny-hovering-robot-creates-buzz.html

[6] Oliver Stone: ‘Obama is a snake and we have to turn on him’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/oliver-stone-obama-is-a-snake-and-we-have-to-turn-on-him.html

[7] DARPA’s Pet-Proto Robot Navigates Obstacles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/darpas-pet-proto-robot-navigates-obstacles.html

[8] Monkey Moves Robot Using Mind Control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/monkey-moves-robot-using-mind-control.html

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