Creepy snake robots

Natural Diasters, Building Collapses and other confined space rescues are difficult places for humans to operate.  We lack the flexibility and in general are too large to get into the pockets of safety that are created in collapsed buildings.

So how do rescue agencies deal with this?

First finding potential victims who have survived is done with microphones and dogs as to examples.  Once you find them, then safe access becomes the primary challenge.

Enter the Snake.  The Carnegie Mellon Biorobitics lab has developed just such a biorobitic snake to access these small spaces.

The video they have is fascinating.