The ACM-R5, An Amphibious Robot Snake From Hell

By David Ponce

I like robots. Especially freaky amphibious snake-bots from hell. Like the ACM-R5, a radio controlled robot whose entire purpose is to frighten young children by submersing itself in water and swimming about like a real snake. Its internal lithium-ion battery allows it to slither around (or swim underwater) for up to 30 minutes per charge.

Sadly though, instead of dead rabbits and old baseballs, its innards contain such mundane things as an intricate sensor system (attitude/torque), a small-sized camera and a 32bit micro controller.

Not sure if it’s commercially available, since the page is (you guessed it) Japanese. Maybe we can be enlightened?

[ACM-R5] VIA [TechEBlog]