European ‘robot snake’ being prepared to assist Mars rover Curiosity

By The Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 18:05 EDT
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Snake-like 'Wheeko' robot could help Mars rover [YouTube]
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Robot snakes on Mars? Serpentine probe could explore Red Planet. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Scientists hope that the Mars “snake,” called Wheeko, will be able to do and see things that a six-wheeled rover cannot do or see.(SINTEF/YouTube) Last month, fans of the Curiosity rover’s images spotted something unusual in one of its snapshots from…

Watch footage of “Wheeko” in action, in footage posted by YouTube user “recordbreakingnews999″ on Tuesday, below.

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