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Harvard’s Snake Inspired Robot Made Using Kirigami

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Plenty of inspection robots have been inspired by snakes. Harvard’s researches have come with a new snake bot that uses kirigami to move. It doesn’t have rigid parts and has on-board control, sensors, power supply and other components in its tail. As Harvard SEAS researchers explain:

as the robot stretches, the flat kirigami surface is transformed into a 3D-textured surface, which grips the ground just like snake skin.

This untethered snake robot was tested throughout Harvard’s campus. This video shows it in action:


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