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MoD - Mobile snake-arm robot

In April 2003, OCRobotics signed a contract with the UK MoD to build a snake-arm robot to be used on a remote vehicle. The arm had to be 2.5m long and able to carry a payload of 25kg. It also had to be capable of towing a car.

OC Robotics successfully demonstrated the capability of the arm by reaching into a car through an open window. The arm was able to reach under the steering wheel, into the driver's foot-well. OC Robotics also demonstrated the arm inspecting the back seat of the car as well as underneath the car and behind the wheels. Tip-mounted camera and lights provided the operator with remote views of the car.