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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Israel's robot snake (with video)

Israel is developing a robot snake to enter narrow trenches and destroyed building.
A robot snake with a camera and microphone in its head is the IDF's latest battlefield weapon, according to a Channel 2 report broadcast Monday.

The channel showed video of the snake twisting into caves, tunnels, cracks and buildings, broadcasting pictures and sound back to a soldier controlling it with a laptop computer.

The "snake" appeared to be about six feet (two meters) long. Covered by fabric in military camouflage colors, it slithered along the ground and climbed rocks, its segments connected with joints that flexed in several different directions. Channel 2 said military researchers studied real snakes to copy their movements.
The report also suggested that the snake could become a suicide bomber.

Those sneaky Jooooos.

Here's the Channel 2 report. Let's go to the videotape (sorry - narration in Hebrew with no closed captioning).


At 2:24 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

It averts the need for dangerous searches in booby trapped houses. It will also become standard equipment for bomb squad personnel the world over. Another example of how Israeli inventions are helping to save lives and advance the welfare of mankind.


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