News tagged with snake robot

Automated assembly of aircraft wings

Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities ...

Apr 30, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Snakes improve search-and-rescue robots

Designing an all-terrain robot for search-and-rescue missions is an arduous task for scientists. The machine must be flexible enough to move over uneven surfaces, yet not so big that it's restricted from tight ...

Jan 19, 2012 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

The robot children

The brains of the snake robots are still no more advanced than that of a one-year-old, but scientists at SINTEF (Norway) want to bring them up to the level of a teenager. At least.

Sep 15, 2009 4.2 / 5 (5) 0