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 …
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 ?
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
Lay off those little blue pills Lewis, it's affecting your writing.
Another great military cock up!
Well, it had to be said.
Mark Tilden did this years ago but the US military wasn't interested. So he took the idea to a toy company.
...something out of red dwarf
I'm sure something very similar menaced Jon Pertwee's Doctor when I was a kid. You can defeat them with a sonic screwdriver.
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?
Israeli Robot Suicide Bomber!
Both as bad as each other eh? Just one side has all the money...
In other news:
Meteorologists report large coffee spray clouds forming over IT departments.
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.
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)
'Erects rigidly to penetrate smugglers' "passage."'
There, fixed that for ya.
Have you got any vid clips of........
the "impenetrable areas" ?.
Has to be an Isreali invention, looks like someone cut the end off...
(a) rustle with (occasional) hiss?
(b) veeechemm veechem veeechem click?
Fridays, why Fridays...
...do I have to buy a new keyboard??
Thanks Muchly, Lewis. B*stard!
Its a Cybermat!
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.
A one-shot job
Sounds like many guys I know !!