By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Biorobotics Lab created a robot that can swim.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ending Extended Jobless Benefits, Unemployment Rate Falls Below 5%
The snake-like robot was developed to inspect Navy ships. CMU says the robot’s narrow and jointed design allows it to squeeze around corners and into small spaces.READ MORE: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
The university says the robot can be used for search-and-rescue missions and to inspect underwater infrastructure.MORE NEWS: 'A Solemn Day For A Solemn Ride': Local Police Honor Fallen Officers With Memorial Ride
The team started working on the robot in July 2020 and had it swimming in the CMU pool by March 2021.