Is MIT’s Shape-Shifting Snake Robot a Glimpse Into the Future?

By: | November 13th, 2015

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Maybe there won’t be an army of humanoid robots who just all of the sudden one day take our jobs…

MIT’s friendly snake robot seems to be a more realistic representation of what could be in store for us in the immediate future.

The helpful little snake robot, called the LineFORM, is capable of transforming into a wide array of things from mobile phone to a data cable to a flexible lamp.

Researchers even believe the shape-shifting snake robot could find multiple applications in search-and-rescue missions.

Everyone walking around with their own snake robot would be a funny sight to see, but imagine it working as a charger or data cable, ruler, or a helpful tool in emergency situations. The idea doesn’t seem that crazy!

Right now, it’s just a concept from MIT, but I’m really interested in seeing where the LineFORM snake robot goes from here.

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