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Snake Cobots: The Ultimate Companions for Human-Robot Teaming in Emergency Situations

By Filippo Sanfilippo Snakes are remarkably agile. They can move on land by pushing against rocks, branches and other physical objects. They can swim and climb. Some can even glide through the air.   As a result, they are found in a variety of environments: in sand and on stone, in trees, in oceans and in freshwater, and in narrow passages. And, as an added bonus, they can wrap around objects like trees.   Because of these capabilities, snakes are increasingly providing inspiration for robot design. Snake robots imitating this...