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These robots, which resemble snakes, have the potential to save lives if they are used in surgery.
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These robots, which resemble snakes, have the potential to save lives if they are used in surgery.

It appears that engineers draw a lot of inspiration from snakes when it comes to robots. We've already shown you snake-inspired machines that dig through sand and soil, snake-like robots that may even be deployed in emergencies, and snake robots that fix pipes on the ocean floor. Robots that are thin, adaptable, and extensible According to a university press release, a group at the University of Toronto Mississauga under the direction of Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, head of the Continuum Robotics Lab, is currently developing extremely thin, adaptable, and extendable robots that medical professionals might utilize to save lives. They accomplish this by entering challenging locations. "Imagine a neurosurgeon doing a brain tumor removal. The surgeon must follow a direct path through the brain ...
Soon, robot canines might guard a station used by the US Space Force.
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Soon, robot canines might guard a station used by the US Space Force.

To automate time-consuming security operations at its Cape Canaveral spaceport, the U.S. Space Force staged a demonstration employing robot dogs, according to a military press release. Since robot dogs can complete activities without taking risks and are thus genuinely man's best friend, they have been proposed as substitutes for numerous mundane and extremely dangerous jobs. However, organizations like Ghost Robotics are seeking to develop military applications for the same technology, while businesses like Boston Dynamics have intended to employ them for emergency and civilian purposes. What tasks can robot dogs carry out? When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was considering using these robot dogs to patrol the Southwest U.S. border, we reported on it earlier this year. Th...