The OmniTread OT-4 Serpentine Robot

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This video showcases a serpentine robot, which is a slender, multi-segmented vehicle designed to provide greater mobility than conventional wheeled or tracked robots. Serpentine robots are ideally suited for urban search and rescue, mine rescue, military intelligence gathering, and for surveillance and inspection tasks in hazardous and hard-to-reach environments. One such serpentine robot, developed at the University of Michigan, is the OmniTread OT-4. The OT-4 can climb over obstacles that are much higher than the robot itself, propel itself inside pipes of different diameters, and traverse even the most difficult terrain, such as rocks or the rubble of a collapsed structure.

This video showcases a serpentine robot, the OmniTread OT-4, which is a slender, multi-segmented vehicle designed to provide greater mobility than conventional wheeled or tracked robots. Developed at the University of Michigan, the OT-4 can climb over obstacles that are much higher than the robot itself, propel itself inside pipes, and traverse difficult terrain such as rocks or the rubble of a collapsed structure.

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