Futuristic Prehensile Snake Robot Could Save Lives…Or Destroy Them!
Its hard not to imagine Skynet and Terminators hunting down humans when looking at the new industrial tool from OC Robotics. This slithering, contortionist robot is named the “Series II – X125 system.” The robot snake-arm is over 7 feet long, and can carry over 13 pounds. It has a flexible tip, and can bend over 225 degrees. Despite its hellish predisposition, this new technology can work as a rescue tool, handlike alternative, surgery tool, and even as part of a mini-drone-Voltron.
A previous version of the system, named “JetSnake,” was used on a tunnel boring machine in the port of Miami. Snakebots offer a lot of flexibility, fitting through spaces awkward for larger, more rigid bodies. Watch the future machine take over the present in this video.