If you’ve ever owned a camera, there was probably a point when you wanted to just toss it around for the sake of getting an amazingly interesting shot, but the realization of destroying an invaluable piece of equipment quickly sinks in. The snake robot designed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University is not only durable, but is also equipped with the capability to latch onto objects.
The artificial hugging snake has been in development for several years now as part of the school’s ongoing attempt to imitate actual snake movements. The idea of the snake camera came from the need to be able to fit cameras into tight spaces for scouting and search-and-rescue missions.
With people using their cameras for more action-paced moments and rescue missions, this latching camera will surely be a welcomed utility in today's world.