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Ivan Kirigin's views on Robotics & Culture: future. perfect. progress.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

SnakeBots: "Field Trials and Testing of the OctArm

Interesting paper on a pretty advanced snake-bot. I'd like to see many of them used together, perhaps with dry adhesion pads on the tips. Then you have an industrial strength, and extremely dexterous giant hand. The single trunk alone isn't as useful.

One shortcoming is the use of pneumatics. That means compressed air and short operation time. An engine and compressor would solve that problem, but then indoor operation is limited.

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