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The snake robot has been taught to wind around any object into which it was thrown.

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Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Biorobotics Laboratory have adapted one of their robo-snakes so that it is automatically wrapped around any object into which it is thrown. When a snake collides, it immediately wraps around its target — in these trials it was a light pole with three branches — and keeps itself on it.



Snake robots have been developed over the past few years to simulate the actions of their real prototypes. Scientists believe that their way of movement without legs and feet may be ideal for use in hard to reach places - for example, in buildings collapsed as a result of an earthquake. To date, researchers have managed to develop robo-snakes, which are able to move just like real snakes, and even climb up the objects. And now they have expanded the range of their abilities with the ability to twist and hold on any object into which they were thrown.


Scientists managed to give the robo-snake this ability using accelerometers built into her body. They are able to detect a sudden stop at the moment when it comes into contact with the object - and then the robot simply executes the curling program embedded in it around this object. The Carnegie Mallon University team is involved in research into the possibilities of using robo-snakes for medical purposes, for production needs, for archaeological purposes, and what is perhaps most important is to assist in search and rescue operations.


It should be noted that there is an important difference between wrapping and strangulation - and the robo-snake does exactly the first, not the second. It does not squeeze its purpose, but simply wraps around it to support its weight. However, it does not take much effort to suggest that the possibility of strangulation can easily be added to the arsenal of a snake, especially given the fact that the project sponsor is the US Army Research Laboratory. The project participants do not disclose exactly what goals the military customer sets for them, and any theories regarding this are currently purely speculative.

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  1. Vadivak
    Vadivak 27 March 2013 12: 22 New
    +3
    Does it pull the battery along? Or does it work from the network?
    1. Natalia
      Natalia 27 March 2013 12: 28 New
      +3
      Quote: Vadivak
      Does it pull the battery along?

      I think the battery ..... and 65 volts)))))
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 27 March 2013 13: 13 New
        0
        Quote: Natalia
        and 65 volt

        belay What is it?
    2. KuigoroZHIK
      KuigoroZHIK 27 March 2013 12: 28 New
      +4
      Vadim, with all due respect, but another 5-7 years and a powerful battery (or other source of energy) will be developed with the help of which such "babies" can work for a fairly long (acceptable) time. And then the avalanche-like growth in this industry, as with mobile phones.
      And I really do not want the situation (by analogy with mobile phones, when we buy almost everything over the hill) to be repeated in this area.
      1. strannik595
        strannik595 27 March 2013 12: 36 New
        +3
        run this serpentarium into the Pentagon’s sewer, to maintain the hysterical spirit of a probable enemy ...... and send the latest videos to our advanced units to cheer up
      2. Vadivak
        Vadivak 27 March 2013 12: 50 New
        +2
        Quote: Kuygorozhik
        Vadim, with all due respect, but another 5-7 years and a powerful battery will be developed


        Sasha is mutually, but it seems to me easier reactor
        1. viruskvartirus
          viruskvartirus 27 March 2013 16: 23 New
          +1
          Now on space probes, rovers use radioisotope energy sources and solar panels. A nuclear reactor to power such mechanisms is unlikely.
      3. Dusk
        Dusk 27 March 2013 13: 47 New
        0
        there will be something like this ... http://hi-tech.mail.ru/news/misc/nokia_autocharge.html (it meant charging technology and not advertising the phone)
    3. Ascetic
      Ascetic 27 March 2013 18: 18 New
      +2
      Quote: Vadivak
      Does it pull the battery along? Or does it work from the network?


      I see the cable in the picture so that it works from the network. Perhaps there is a battery that confirms this video (Japanese version)



      And here is a demonstration of the toy from the article (as we see again, power from the network)
      In addition to a sarcastic grin, this device does not cause me, the city is easier and more effective than an Indian bolas.

  2. Nevsky
    Nevsky 27 March 2013 12: 22 New
    +1
    I wonder how many such toys the Pentagon has, and most importantly there is a good thing? To intelligence services, yes, but probably, but to the army?
    1. Stiletto
      Stiletto 27 March 2013 16: 07 New
      +1
      Well, why - this development is already officially presented on the logo of our pharmacies - there the snake wraps around a goblet with poison. I don’t know what kind of yad the developers of the miracle robot drank, but here we got ahead of them :-)
    2. A. Yaga
      A. Yaga 27 March 2013 17: 47 New
      0
      Quote: Nevsky
      I wonder how many such toys the Pentagon has, and most importantly there is a good thing? To intelligence services, yes, but probably, but to the army?


      However, it does not take much effort to suggest that the possibility of asphyxiation can easily be added to the snake’s arsenal, especially since the sponsor of the project is the US Army Research Laboratory. The project participants do not disclose exactly what goals the military customer sets before them, and any theories regarding this at the moment are purely speculative.

      Prok is possible in the future.
  3. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 March 2013 12: 30 New
    +7
    The combat prototype will encircle the target, and then, with all the dope, hit the victim on the head with a battery trolley. laughing
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 27 March 2013 14: 48 New
      0
      Tin, however !!!laughing laughing laughing
  4. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 12: 42 New
    11
    I just am laughing ...
    There is such a thing - two (or more) stones connected by a rope. Bolas called. First spied by Europeans from the Brazilian Indians.
    Bolas rushes into the animal, and if the cattle has not been nailed with a stone, then its legs are simply tangled and the animal falls. Because a rope with two stones at the edges has a tendency to wrap itself around everything that it falls into - a branch there, a pole, etc. Bolas stops even a horse.
    A piece of rope and two stones ... laughing And without any shy snakes laughing laughing
    1. uralkos
      uralkos 27 March 2013 13: 06 New
      +5
      Yes, you’ve lost your mind, my friend, it’s not nanotechnological, and how to steal money from it.
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 13: 16 New
        +2
        Quote: uralkos
        it's not nanotechnology

        After Tolya-Ryzhik, in all seriousness, tried to play the idea that nanotechnology is being used with might and main in the production of AvtoVAZ .... wassat
        Honorable uralkos, these are nanowires made of nanosilicon treated with a high-tech nano-hammer nano-hammer! See, on the Kamyanha a white strip? This is a nano-deposition. A nanoblane nanowire ?!
    2. alexng
      alexng 27 March 2013 13: 33 New
      0
      Since they already have a robot snake, for political correctness they now need to create a gay robot. bully
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 14: 09 New
        +1
        This is an infringement on the sexual rights of robots! The robot must choose, be him a serpent or gay :)))
        1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
          GELEZNII_KAPUT 27 March 2013 14: 51 New
          +1
          they flooded the whole planet ... wassat
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 15: 09 New
            +1
            But what opportunities for camouflage! Robo-kite dressed in leather pants with a hood and high heels - gay or transgender? Try to guess ...
        2. andrejwz
          andrejwz 27 March 2013 14: 53 New
          0
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          This is an infringement on the sexual rights of robots! The robot must choose, be him a serpent or gay :)))

          Designers do not choose!
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 15: 10 New
            +1
            Nothing, they also seem to have juvenile justice ...
    3. elmi
      elmi 27 March 2013 13: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
      Bolas rushes into the animal, and if the cattle has not been nailed with a stone, then its legs are simply tangled and the animal falls.

      Can our reindeer herders adopt? )
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 27 March 2013 13: 57 New
        0
        Yeah .. throw bolas in loose high snow. Periodically losing it there ... smile
        1. elmi
          elmi 27 March 2013 14: 21 New
          +2
          Well, in winter, a rope on the horns, in the summer of bolas)))
      2. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 27 March 2013 13: 58 New
        0
        Quote: elmi
        Can our reindeer herders adopt?

        Are you talking about leadership? wink
        1. elmi
          elmi 27 March 2013 14: 27 New
          +2
          About bolas on deer legs than throwing on the horns of a rope laughing
      3. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 14: 10 New
        +1
        Why? :))) Their deer are already obeying, in my opinion :))))
  5. taseka
    taseka 27 March 2013 12: 58 New
    0
    Now Nato will order - and the webcam is already looking at what they give us for breakfast, and there you look and something will spit in the general boiler of the company !!! It's time for us to create mechangoids at Moscow State University !!!
    Here is their dog-robot!
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 27 March 2013 13: 06 New
      0
      Let them order. Partisans will very easily catch such furs, replace the contents of backpacks with mines and release them to the location of the enemy unit.
      1. aksakal
        aksakal 27 March 2013 16: 35 New
        +1
        Quote: Wedmak
        replace the contents of backpacks with mines and release them to the location of the enemy unit.

        - Why let this good go back, and even with expensive mines? Neighing
        They filled it with poop and let it go - let life rejoice. More humane need to be with the enemy
  6. urich
    urich 27 March 2013 13: 25 New
    +1
    again not the correct title of the article. It would be correct to write "The robot was taught to snake to wrap around any object in which HE WAS thrown" because the subject and predicate is the "robot taught". Although the article itself calls the robo-serpent smile and snake robots, in which case the subject is masculine.
  7. Tatanka Yotanka
    Tatanka Yotanka 27 March 2013 13: 37 New
    12
    A snake was taught to wrap itself around any object in which it was thrown.
    and so it turns out that Berezovsky’s soaked belay
  8. elmi
    elmi 27 March 2013 13: 44 New
    +2
    It’s interesting how a real snake would react, for example a python, if you throw this robosnake to it and it starts to wrap it around
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 27 March 2013 14: 11 New
      +2
      She would have wrapped herself around a robotic snake and would have turned macrame ...
  9. rubber_duck
    rubber_duck 27 March 2013 14: 24 New
    0
    That's when this miracle of technology learns to curl and crawl without a cable in the pope, then there will be something to talk about.
  10. zavesa01
    zavesa01 27 March 2013 14: 25 New
    0
    Well amers in this well done. fool They developed a pen for astronauts for several millions in order to write in zero gravity. Ours took with them simple pencils.
    1. Marine One
      Marine One 27 March 2013 16: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: zavesa01
      They developed a pen for astronauts for several millions in order to write in zero gravity. Ours took with them simple pencils.


      The pencils were not simple, but wax. Graphite dust in zero gravity is a source of danger to appliances. The American Zero Gravity Pen is developed on a private initiative and at the expense of private investors. Costs amounted to about $ 1 million. The price of a pen in production was about 6-7 bucks. And by the way, in addition to NASA, these pens were used with pleasure by Soviet cosmonauts. There were official deliveries. And now they are using Russian ones.
  11. Hort
    Hort 27 March 2013 14: 25 New
    +1
    we need in response to develop and launch into the Pentagon a robotic serpent))) With the function of infection with the extreme stage of alcoholism
  12. Algor73
    Algor73 27 March 2013 14: 48 New
    0
    The development is interesting, as is its direct purpose. I doubt that a lot of money was spent in order to create a robot for climbing ruins. Dogs are not bad at this task.
    1. atalef
      atalef 27 March 2013 17: 24 New
      +3
      Quote: Algor73
      The development is interesting, as is its direct purpose.

      \ In Israel, it has been developed and creeps for a long time (in 2009). without some extension cord at the back.


      http://cyclowiki.org/wiki/%D0%91%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B5_%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B
      1%D0%BE%D1%82%D1%8B_%D0%98%D0%B7%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8F
  13. KABAN009
    KABAN009 27 March 2013 23: 54 New
    0
    not impressed, they could have come up with something more interesting and useful ...)
  14. igor12
    igor12 28 March 2013 00: 04 New
    0
    And I realized that this is an electronic losso, but the cowboys of the losso have already forgotten how to throw it, and it is tightening on the neck itself, then it pulled the cord out of the socket like a rope. laughing
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    0
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