Robot snake

Robot snake

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Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Robot snake. Professor Shigeo Hirose with his snake-like robot. Although it has wheels, this active cord mechanism was inspired by the movements of snakes. It was built in 1972. Hirose works in the Department of Mechano- Aerospace Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. Photographed in 1999.

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Keywords: active cord mechanism, engineering, high-tech, hirose, japan, laboratory, man, researcher, robot, robot snake, robotic, roboticist, robotics, scientist, shigeo, snake-like, technology, tokyo institute of technology

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