Scalybot, a robot inspired by snakes that climbs inclined surfaces, was built by Georgia Institute of Technology's mechanical engineering graduate Hamid Marvi and his team. The objective of the research was to invent a robot with flexible movements that could be used as assistance systems for future rescue operations. After presenting their prototype to the American Physical Society in Boston, Scalybot 2 has been developed, featuring acceleration sensor to monitor movement and upgrades scales for better grip. Image: The Georgia Institute of Technology.

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