32 thoughts on “Swimming snake robot

  1. Wait Wait Wait. You guys are missing the most important thing here.

    The picture is a video!

    Elliot what are you doing. This is going to cause a ripple in the hack-a-day/user rift. Whats next. Actualy posting the site here to keep from crashing it?

  2. yeah, that’s frightening as hell.

    as others said, and I don’t want to seem like I’m complaining because I do enjoy checking this site every day, but this is the kind of thing that I read engadget or digg for, I really feel that it doesn’t belong here.

  3. Please don’t post videos as the picture for hacks. It’s already bad enough that every day I look at hackaday I have to reload graphics for 5 or 6 previous hacks on the main page, without waiting for a video frame to load too. There are still a lot of people on crappy slow dialup…

  4. I have to say that is very neat. I loved the piece on the snake-bots a while back, and now that it swims it just adds another layer of coolness (and in this case practicality) to the idea.

    The only thing it needs now is a submarine-type ballast(sp?) system so it can be neutrally boyant in the water and really let loose. Imagine the possibilities of a non-propeller un-manned submersable, you could adapt this to so many differnt things. Not only could it help study the ocean, it could come out on the market as a $150 toy all the snot-nosed rich kids want ;)

  5. holy crap.
    robots that work on organic fuel (people): check
    robots that self-replicate: check
    robot sea monsters: check
    we should actually invest in irradiating animals and people until we have a mutant force powerful enough to fight for our freedom. except we get into this whole ‘there was an old woman who swollowed a fly’ problem. however, i likes my dicators to be fleshy rather than robotic, so i’m fine ending the ladder there.

  6. Showed this to my kids – their first comment was like kyle90’s: whoever manages to sell these cheap as pool toys will make a fortune. I think they’re right — sure the one in the video looks kinda creepy, but you dress this up in bright colors and and stuff, give ‘em swarming behavior (imagine 5 of these things doing synchronized swimming?), you got a hot property on yer hands.

  7. In response to #27, just because you make something cute and fluffy will not disguise its true cybernetic evil. I mean lokk at the Furby there is no way that thing could be fluffier or cuter, but 90% of people still realize its evil beyond recognition.

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