A snake robot is a biologically inspired robot, mimicing the form and motion of a real snake. Snakes can utilize a variety of movements, which allows flexible mobility both on land and under water. The motivation for research on snake robots originates from a need for a transportation system for arbitrary tools and sensors. Advantages include traversability and reachability in difficult environments.
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The biggest and strongest snake robot in the world is, as far as we know, known as Anna Konda. It is a 3 meter long, 75 kilograms heavy water hydraulic snake developed to demonstrate a snake robot's abilities in fire prevention. [Read more...]
AikoAiko, or Ainna Konda, has electric DC motors, and is a much smaller and lighter version of Anna Konda. This snake is mainly used for demonstration and development purposes, as development on the huge Anna Konda has some obvious challenges with regards to size and strength. [Read more...]
The Pneumosnake was created to study an actuator principle based on pneumatic air pillows.