X125 Snake-Arm Inspection Robot Video
Frankly, I can think of few things I'd rather watch than a cool snake-arm robotics video. Well, speak of the devil.
(OC Robotics snake arm robotics video)
As far as I know, the first person to talk about the idea of having a mechanical snake arm, or mechanical tentacles, was in the classic 1898 story,
. H.G. Wells referred to the "glittering tentacles" that enabled the Martian War of the Worlds Tripods to both walk and grasp objects:
Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine driving on its way. Machine it was, with a ringing metallic pace, and long, flexible, glittering tentacles (one of which gripped a young pine tree) swinging and rattling about its strange body.
(Read more about H.G. Wells steel tentacle)
@nyrath of Project Rho for linking to this video somewhere.
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