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The Israeli armed forces are developing a flexible man-portable robotic snake equipped with a camera, intended for battlefield surveillance missions. The experimental military snake was displayed on television this week. Needless to say, YouTube footage is available: (You need Flash and suitable firewall privileges to view it …

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Paris Hilton

You owe me a new innuendo meter.

"open back entrance", "trouser(ed) snake", "rigid and erect", "gain access to otherwise impenetrable areas".

Paris ... do I really have to spell it out ?

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why

the snake is also potentially able to explode on reaching a suitable target

if it ever got there !!!

it looked impossible to control and didnt really move unless in grass.

im alos guessing its louder than a hummer

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Silver badge

Ummmm

Lay off those little blue pills Lewis, it's affecting your writing.

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Paris Hilton

Another great military cock up!

Well, it had to be said.

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Anonymous Coward

Not new

Mark Tilden did this years ago but the US military wasn't interested. So he took the idea to a toy company.

http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/toys/robots/robotics/robocreatures:roboboa

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Anonymous Coward

looks like...

...something out of red dwarf

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Flashback

I'm sure something very similar menaced Jon Pertwee's Doctor when I was a kid. You can defeat them with a sonic screwdriver.

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Dead Vulture

Lewis Page algorithm

Nice try, but did you really think his loyal fans would be fooled by a bot? Can we have the real thing back please?

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Flame

Israeli Robot Suicide Bomber!

Both as bad as each other eh? Just one side has all the money...

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Joke

Trouser(ed) snake

In other news:

Meteorologists report large coffee spray clouds forming over IT departments.

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Thumb Down

What a piece of crap

Is that the best they've got ? Vaguely ok in grass, utterly crap on smooth ground. Great idea, truly pathetic implementation.

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Happy

Re: Not new - roboboa

I can see it now .. Palestinians countering the attack after queueing up at Toys R' Us and buying their entire stock (and cheaper too)

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Paris Hilton

Correction...

'Erects rigidly to penetrate smugglers' "passage."'

There, fixed that for ya.

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Have you got any vid clips of........

the "impenetrable areas" ?.

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Coat

Yep...

Has to be an Isreali invention, looks like someone cut the end off...

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Paris Hilton

Alternatively?

(a) rustle with (occasional) hiss?

(b) veeechemm veechem veeechem click?

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Joke

Fridays, why Fridays...

...do I have to buy a new keyboard??

Thanks Muchly, Lewis. B*stard!

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Anonymous Coward

Good grief!

Its a Cybermat!

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Dead Vulture

Re: Yep... by AC

"Has to be an Isreali invention, looks like someone cut the end off..."

Have to say, it's disappointing that, per usual, the commenters offer up better rimshots than El Reg. That said, whoever you are, you're brilliant. Just brilliant.

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Happy

A one-shot job

Sounds like many guys I know !!

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