The creepiest crawling robot you'll see all day

Crawling Robot

Robotic science is intended to create devices that can aid humans in activities. In some case, it’s to help perform tasks that are too difficult or dangerous for humans. In other cases, it’s to relieve us of mundane tasks. Then, there are cases of robots that do little more than invade our nightmares.

Such is the case with this robot designed by Harvard. This flexible device is able to wiggle and writhe it’s way through tight spaces. There are uses for such a device, we’re sure. We just don’t what those uses are yet outside of possible the defense department having some diabolical plans for it.

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Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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#1
Anonymous
December 3rd, 2011 at 12:54 am

that actually looks like a lot of fun dude. Wow.
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#2
hippieland
December 3rd, 2011 at 1:22 am

You can use it to make robotic hands that can grip like real hands for people who have lost hands.

 
 
#3
Michael Ni
December 3rd, 2011 at 4:12 am

its doing the wave

 
 
#4
Nigel Humphries
December 3rd, 2011 at 6:15 am

This robot will be able to tell if you have a wide stance or not…

 
 
#5
pult du
December 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 am

Finally headcrab technology in our grasp! What’s kind of neat is that all the hard physical actuators aren’t in the body, since they’re using air to ‘harden’ the cells. I wonder if it can scale up depending on the flexibility of the body; could be cool to see a 10 foot tall one.

 

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