The team started working on the robot in July 2020 and had it swimming in the CMU pool by March 2021.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s Biorobotics Lab created a robot that can swim.

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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.

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(Photo Credit: Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science)

(Photo Credit: Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science)

(Photo Credit: Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science)

The university says the robot can be used for search-and-rescue missions and to inspect underwater infrastructure.

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The team started working on the robot in July 2020 and had it swimming in the CMU pool by March 2021.