A robotic snake developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has suddenly gained a frightening new power — the ability to hug things. Last week, the university’s Biorobotics Laboratory published a new video of its modular snake, demonstrating the robot’s ability to reactively latch on to objects. When thrown against a pole, the robot automatically wraps itself around it, securely grasping to it in a constrictor-like hold. The Biorobotics Laboratory has been developing robotic snakes for a few years now , as part of its ongoing efforts to mimic a serpent’s natural movements.
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Robot snakes can now wrap themselves around lamp posts