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: