Carnegie Mellon University To Corrupt "New Eden"


Now, many people would take radical exception to the portrayal of the current state of the world as a "New Eden". If you had the perceptual rigor though, that we habitually employ here at ERN, to foresee the imminent instantiation of robotic doom over us all, you would agree that these are, in fact, "The Salad Days".

In an epic stroke of symbolism, the anti-human curmudgeons at the CMU Biorobotics Lab have created a more advanced version of the previously reported "serpent-bot" that, prepare to cringe, climbs trees and swims.

If you've ever encountered a natural tree-dwelling snake, that's already pretty eerie. Seeing this monocular horror staring down at you from the boughs though, is enough to separate you from your sanity and no doubt, eventually, your life. Bravo CMU, bravo...

How's about an apple? You monkeys like apples, don't you?How's about an apple? You monkeys like apples, don't you?

"Snake robots can use their many internal degrees of freedom to thread through tightly packed volumes accessing locations that people and machinery otherwise cannot use.

Moreover, these highly articulated devices can coordinate their internal degrees of freedom to perform a variety of locomotion capabilities that go beyond the capabilities of conventional wheeled and the recently developed legged robots. The true power of these devices is that they are versatile, achieving behaviors not limited to crawling, climbing, and swimming."

Full, and fully disturbing, story @ The CMU Biorobotics Lab