Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot Built by Scientists (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Kyoto University and the University of Electro-Communications created revolutionary snake robot that can climb ladders.
Snakes and ladders used to be a board game, now it's an integral part of our shared robot dystopian future.
The robot was unveiled last week at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. The motto of that conference: "Towards a Robotic Society", Cnet reported.
Toward a dystopian future where humankind is under assault from armies of parkour robots and ladder climbing snakes.
From the team's abstract:
“We propose a ladder climbing method for a snake robot that has a smooth surface shape. We design a novel gait for the snake using a gait design method that configures the target form of the snake robot by connecting simple shapes. The climbing motion is executed via shift control and the corresponding motion required to catch the next step on the ladder.”
The idea is this robot will be able to access spaces human beings can't, particularly during disaster situations with broken down buildings and whatnot.