The US Army has poured in more dough to develop a new series of snakelike robots that will see action in the battlefield, where among their primary functions would be to get involved in search and rescue missions, opening up doors, as well as handling improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to help lower the number of fatalities for their troops. A prototype known as the Robotic Tentacle Manipulator is actually an array of three snake robots located on a circular base, forming a hand so to speak – seems to be something born out of an overactive obsession with Dr. Octopus. The Army claims that this device will be scalable and could be deployed in various sizes and configurations for maximum flexibility. The Army seems to be shifting more towards brain than brawn these days with advanced technological improvements.
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