The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed a snake-like, self-propelled robotic to support tunnel warfare.
The Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor (EELS) is developed to hunt severe surface that is inaccessible by tracked or wheeled platforms.
According to EELS primary detective Masahiro Ono, the robotic can pass through water, sand, rock, and ice.
He said the armed force might discover the EELS beneficial since “you never know what the environments are or what kind of mobility is optimal.”
Once in service, the platform can be utilized to support monitoring and reconnaissance objectives, particularly in enclosed vibrant surface.
The EELS makes up numerous similar sectors connected to produce a mobile sidewinding snake.
It is driven by propulsion systems and supported by interaction links to provide better efficiency.
The innovation was showcased throughout a conference in Maryland, where it slipped through ice-laden tunnels and got in the ocean.
NASA strategies to subject the EELS robotic to more substantial lab and field tests to consist of caverns and tunnels utilized in tunnel warfare.