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Underwater Robot Snakes Are As Awesome And Scary As They Sound

These robotic snakes are designed to live on the ocean floor and maintain equipment, potentially decreasing the need for huge maintenance gear.

By Ben Lawson | April 19, 2016

Meet the robotic snake of your nightmares.

It's called the Eelume robot. Several Norwegian companies are collaborating to develop it for monitoring underwater equipment.

The Eelume will hopefully reduce the need for big and pricey maintenance vessels.

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Its slender body can access hard-to-reach areas and even do some light work, like cleaning and adjusting valves.

The robot will supposedly spend its whole life on the sea floor, though it looks like it needs a power source to work, for now.

Let's just hope it doesn't get any ideas from "Terminator."

This video includes clips from Kongsberg Gruppen and Warner Bros. / "Terminator Salvation" and music by Bensound / CC BY ND 3.0.

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