"Snakebot" Can Conquer Most Any Terrain
The OmniTread Serpentine Robot has treads that cover virtually all of its long, flexible body. The robot has multiple sections that are connected with bellowed joints that can adjust and act as a steering mechanism. The current version of the robot requires an external power source, though a self-powered version is under development.
View a video clip of the OmniTread in action (Windows Media Player required).