The Carnegie Mellon robotic snake has been developed on behalf of the academic institution. The school is now in the testing phases, launching the piece on to lighting beams and objects upon which the faux snake can cling to.
This technological snake appears much like the real animal. Its thin contours enable it to travel just as a real snake would, slithering slowly yet wrapping itself tighlty around various items aggressively.
Standing behind this project with eager support is the U.S. army. The governmental division has lent its approval to this Carnegie Mellon venture. While the reasons for its support are unknown, its ability to strangle and adhere to surfaces will likely be of use to combative ends.