Snake-like robot could explore Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

A snake-like robot made of giant screws and flexible joints that may travel across hard or loose surfaces and worm into tiny spaces such as for example tubes and tunnels could be key to exploring the inside of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.

While wheels or legs can traverse flat ground better, snake-like robots have several advantages. They are able to comply with tight bends and their small cross section allows them to fit through narrow spaces that would block other robot designs.

The ARCSnake is …

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