Don't look now, but even your rain gutter could be hiding a robot.
The Bio-Cleaner2 turns toxic metals into electric power, and is also a giant aquatic robot snake.
Just when you thought it was finally safe to go back in the water, along comes this robotic snake to creep you out in the pool.
Africa's black mamba snake is one of the most poisonous snakes on Earth, and yet scientists are discovering that certain elements of the their lethal venom could actually be used as powerful pain relief, without side effects associated with known pain relievers like morphine.
Spiders' silk might be useful to humans, but otherwise, they're pretty terrifying creatures. Anyone who's seen Arachnophobia can attest to this. And before I have spider apologists sending me nasty comments, think about this: if you heard of an island experiencing an explosion in its spider population, would you want to go?
For a robot, the benefits of having a body like a snake are different than what snakes enjoy for being snakes. A snake can't coil around a pole and then rotate individual segments of its bodies to scale said pole, for instance. A robot snake can do that just, and it's pretty darn creepy (and impressive) to watch.