The robot can fit through small spaces. Image Credit: YouTube / University of Tokyo
The disconcerting snake-like contraption is capable of hovering and changing shape in mid-air.
Created by scientists at the University of Tokyo, the robot is code-named 'DRAGON' ( Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transfromatiON. )
Equipped with four propulsive thrusters, the device is able to transform in to various shapes so that it can fit through small gaps - meaning that it can go just about anywhere.
Right now however its potential is rather limited as it can only fly for three minutes at a time.
Recently released footage of the robot in action can be viewed below.
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