11 June 2009

IDF Weapon Robotic Snake

تنسيق-الكليات-لعام سكس نيك كس
The IDF has another new weapon in it's arsenal, a robotic snake. This Self-propelled robot is able to broadcast video using a reconnaissance camera and sound to a monitor and control station.

The robotic snake, which is about two meters long and is covered in military camouflage, mimics the movements and appearance of real snakes, slithering around through caves, tunnels, cracks and buildings, while at the same time sending images and sound back to a soldier who controls the device through a laptop computer.

Able to bend its joints so well that it can squeeze through very tight spaces, the new device can even be used to find people buried under collapsed buildings. The snake is also able to arch its body, allowing it to see over obstacles through its head camera.

Researchers studied the movements of live snakes in order to create the most natural and realistic robotic version.

The IDF plans to provide combat units with these devices.

Besides recording multimedia, the snake is also designed to carry explosives.

The Israeli Ministry of Defense, with experts from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, based the design of this intelligence-gathering robot on a previous project of Ben-Gurion University, which created a slew of robotic animals with special abilities.

Eight months ago, researchers at Ben-Gurion University reported they had developed “robot snakes” capable of navigating through pipes and narrow openings.

The Ben-Gurion report also detailed other robot animals, including, a cat that climbs walls using its claws, and a “dog-droid” that responds to the human movements.

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Anonymous said...

AWESOME! But how does it move? No top-secret details, just the basics. I'm aware of how a real snake moves, by "opening" and "closing" its scales. Have the IDF duplicated this?

B Woodman
SSG (Ret) U S Army

caposkaw said...

it's really nice!
a real "rat buster"! ;)


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