Sea-dwelling snake bot


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Re­pair­ing un­der­wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture— es­pe­cially in cold con­di­tions—is rough on hu­mans. It’s a great gig for a robot snake though. Tested in frigid Nor­we­gian fjords, this slith­ery mo­du­lar de­vice spends all its time un­der­wa­ter. By 2020, op­er­a­tors hope to sta­tion these tool-wield­ing ro­borep­til­lians on the seafloor near ca­bles or oil equip­ment and mo­bi­lize them quickly to I.D. and fix prob­lems

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