Cave-Exploring Snake Robot Gets Inspiration From Sidewinders

October 9, 2014 6:56 PM

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Three years ago, a robotic snake called Elizabeth slithered into Egyptian caves to search for long-hidden ships.

The caves lie on Egypt’s east coast, and contained the dismantled remnants of vessels that the Egyptians used to sail the Red Sea. They were discovered about a decade ago and some have surrendered their secrets with relative ease. Others, however, are too dangerous and unstable for people to explore...

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