(Evil mad?) Scientists at the Hirose Fukushima lab in Japan have created our next robotic overlord: the ACM-R5 snakebot that can slither on land and swim gracefully in the water:
The control system of ACM-R5 is an advanced one. Each joint unit has CPU, battery, motors, so they can operate independently. Through communication lines each unit exchanges signals and automatically recognizes its number from the head, and how many units join the system. Thanks to this system operators can remove, add, and exchange units freely and they can operate ACM-R5 flexibly according to situations.
GeekAlerts has the video: Link (awesome!) | Hirose Fukushima Lab website