Radio-controlled robot snakes
February 16, 2003 4:37 AM   Subscribe

Radio-controlled robot snakes Made by Adobe engineer Gavin Miller. Pages haven't been updated in a while, but movies are way cool. Robo-snake as ringbearer. Once I get my hands on enough of these, none shall escape my wrath. None! via Geisha Asobi Blog
posted by planetkyoto (10 comments total)
reminds me of the synthetic snake in blade runner.

posted by balinx at 7:03 AM on February 16, 2003

But can it climb Mt. Doom?
posted by billder at 9:23 AM on February 16, 2003

I did my senior thesis paper on algorithms that drive the wave motions for robots much like these. Its really interesting to see the equations draw out so that all the servo motors move in the right manner. Also its kind of cool the different applications you can use with advanced models of serpentine movement. They are extremely adaptable to all terrain.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 9:23 AM on February 16, 2003

That S5 is one snazzy snakebot!

C.f. this research at CMU. NASA is interested in snake-like robots that can wrap themselves around space station girders and do construction/repair work.
posted by tss at 9:36 AM on February 16, 2003

Oh, yes. OH, YEEES! Must have one for office hijinks.
(Even better than motorized rats.)
posted by Shane at 10:28 AM on February 16, 2003

Now THAT is cool!

I want one and I want it now!
posted by dg at 4:03 PM on February 16, 2003

I'd like to see it actually move before I turn a cartwheel about it.

It looks a lot like those bamboo snake toys some of us had as yoots.

Nice find.
posted by hama7 at 5:28 PM on February 16, 2003

Do they come in a giant, killer variety? See, for a while now I've been wanting an army of giant killer robots at my command. I don't see any reason why they couldn't be giant, killer snake robots; you know, if that's the technology that's available.
posted by vraxoin at 8:07 PM on February 16, 2003

Hama7, didn't you click the movies? They move, and are directionally controllable.
posted by planetkyoto at 12:31 AM on February 17, 2003

I, for one, would like to welcome our Robot Snake overlords.
posted by reality at 7:20 AM on February 17, 2003

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