Robot snake is the IDF's latest battlefield innovation

So just where the melon-farming farm is Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Joining Big Dog in the menagerie of weird weapons comes robosnake, a nifty little robot that does battlefield surveillance and reconnaissance. The two-foot-long critter, which reminds me of those snake-in-a-box toys from a while back, can crawl along the ground, shimmy through rubble and even stand up to broadcast images and sound to a control post.

The snake, developed by Israel's Defense Ministry alongside experts from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, does more than just look-see, however. It could even be made to carry explosives, making it quite the deadly little serpent.

Jerusalem Post Via YouTube Via Engadget