Snake-arm robot – The snake-arm robot can "reach the unreachable" say its creators.
Snake-arm robot – UK-based OC Robotics says the Snake-arm can perform a variety of inspection and maintenance tasks.
Snake-arm robot – The lightweight arm is made up of a series of articulating links which are controlled by steel wires.
Snake-arm robot – A range of tools can be fitted to the tip, including cameras and lights.
Snake-arm robot – It can slide into the tightest of spots. In this picture, a Snake-arm is performing maintenance at a nuclear power plant in Sweden.
Snake-arm robot – OC Robotics also hopes to help airframe construction, venturing into tight spots in fuselages and wings to perform inspections.
Snake-arm robot – UK nuclear decommissioning company Sellafield recently requested a demonstration and was impressed with the snake arm's dexterity and strength.
Snake-arm robot – The company has a simulator, which employees and clients can use to practice navigating through confined spaces.