This isn’t the first snake-inspired robot to be featured on Manufacturing Minute, and it probably won’t be the last. However, it could be the first to utilize the design of snake skin as a way of locomotion.
Over the years, scientists have created soft robots that can handle delicate objects, crawl and swim, however these robots have always had a limited ability to react to the environment around them. Until now.
Snow on the runway can cause chaos and long, expensive, flight delays. But that could be a thing of the past after autonomous snowplows were tested for the first time.