Scientists developed a snake-like robot that will fix underwater infrastructures. Work done on pipes, ships, and oil rigs can be dangerous for workers and sometimes impossible for small spaces. This robot will help companies to stay safe and save time and money.
The robot is called HUMRS, or Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake. It is narrow and jointed but also collects data and sends it back up to the crew. It goes into tight spaces with ease and helps to maintain the quality of the underwater equipment.
"If the Navy can get that information before the ship comes into a home port or a dry dock, that saves weeks or months in a maintenance schedule. And in turn, that saves money," says Matt Fischer, program manager at Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing.
Robots like these continue to improve the standard of several different industries as workers can use them for searching through rubble or even climbing walls or trees.