And it’s not a pigeon.

Terra of Stylish White Female, you know, the hot redhead I like to post pictures of from time to time?

Terra posted on her twitter account a link to a … ROBOTIC SNAKE that was developed at CMU.

It is seriously the stuff of nightmares to watch this thing actually wrap itself around a tree and then CLIMB IT.

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At about 1:00 into the video, when the snake is looking around, in my head, I heard it say, “SILENCE. I kill you.”

Most astounding? The thing can swim?!

CMU is evilgenius.


  1. bucdaddy
    September 14, 2010 10:20 am

    That’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

  2. bucdaddy
    September 14, 2010 10:36 am

    Especially when I look at it through my Pittgirl Cult of Personality rose colored glasses (TM).

  3. Tracy in SC
    September 14, 2010 10:52 am

    Cool. Most astounding will be when it can eat pigeons.

  4. Monty
    September 14, 2010 11:17 am

    Your nightmare is a peeping tom’s wet dream.

  5. RoboAnon
    September 14, 2010 12:29 pm

    I’ve seen that live and it’s pretty awesome. I work at CMU’s Robotics Institute. Some neat stuff going on over here :)

  6. Christina
    September 15, 2010 4:08 am

    Whoa – when it looks around it’s really creepy.

    @RoboAnon: Have fun creating more creepy creatures ;)

  7. SWF_Terra
    September 16, 2010 9:35 am

    I haven’t slept for the last 48 hours. I swear there are little machines crawling out of all of the pipes in my house

    *grabs bat*
    *darts eyes about*

  8. Norm
    September 22, 2010 1:01 am

    @carmanavenue and I have been working for years to protect America from terminators of the future. I even went so far as to date someone from cmu so I could infiltrate the robotics department. John even went to school there but once they discovered his scheme they “terminated” his enrollment status.

    Don’t say we didn’t try.