Indian scientists developing snake robot

Indian scientists are developing snake robots that could help save lives in disasters and accidents and aid surveillance.

IANS| Updated: Aug 21, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

Kolkata: Indian scientists are developing snake robots that could help save lives in disasters and accidents and aid surveillance.

Two prototypes of the Snake Robot for Search and Rescue Missions, called SARP (Snake-like Articulated Robot Platform) have been designed by scientists of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H).

"In a disaster site, like a collapsed building in an earthquake, a building on fire, or a dangerous environment, like a nuclear power plant in an accident, a snake robot can be used to access difficult-to-reach spaces and look for survivors under the debris," R. Prasanth Kumar, associate professor at the department told IANS.