Snake robotics lab

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Researchers at NTNU and SINTEF working with Wheeko, a snake robot at the lab. Photo: SINTEF/Thor Nielsen.

The snake robot laboratory at ROBOTNOR got a significant upgrade in 2013. The lab now features a high-precision indoor localization system, a collection of previous snake robot prototypes, as well as various screens, iPads and a projector for presentations and analysis of lab results.

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