These robotic snakes might soon prevent IEDs from killing soldiers

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It can go where no human can or would, gathering reconnaissance data in war zones and venturing into poisonous spaces, sending video and data back to its base wirelessly. We’re talking about a robotic snake here.

Developed by Sarcos Robotics, the Guardian S is expected to launch later this year and its makers say potential missions for the tiny bots include bomb disposal, firefighting, military intelligence gathering, and hazardous material emergencies.

“Anytime we need data from a location that is dangerous for humans, or where it is difficult for humans to access, the Guardian S is a candidate to gather the data,” says Ben Wolff, chairman and CEO of Sarcos, which in September received funding from GE Ventures, among investors.

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