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The Israeli armed forces are developing a flexible man-portable robotic snake equipped with a camera, intended for battlefield surveillance missions. The experimental military snake was displayed on television this week. Needless to say, YouTube footage is available: (You need Flash and suitable firewall privileges to …

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  1. Paul Dx
    Paris Hilton

    You owe me a new innuendo meter.

    "open back entrance", "trouser(ed) snake", "rigid and erect", "gain access to otherwise impenetrable areas".

    Paris ... do I really have to spell it out ?

  2. Lionel Baden 1

    why

    the snake is also potentially able to explode on reaching a suitable target

    if it ever got there !!!

    it looked impossible to control and didnt really move unless in grass.

    im alos guessing its louder than a hummer

  3. Steve Evans

    Ummmm

    Lay off those little blue pills Lewis, it's affecting your writing.

  4. S Larti
    Paris Hilton

    Another great military cock up!

    Well, it had to be said.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not new

    Mark Tilden did this years ago but the US military wasn't interested. So he took the idea to a toy company.

    http://www.wowwee.com/en/products/toys/robots/robotics/robocreatures:roboboa

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    looks like...

    ...something out of red dwarf

  7. Mike Richards Silver badge

    Flashback

    I'm sure something very similar menaced Jon Pertwee's Doctor when I was a kid. You can defeat them with a sonic screwdriver.

  8. Qneiform
    Dead Vulture

    Lewis Page algorithm

    Nice try, but did you really think his loyal fans would be fooled by a bot? Can we have the real thing back please?

  9. Jacqui Smith's DVD Collection!
    Flame

    Israeli Robot Suicide Bomber!

    Both as bad as each other eh? Just one side has all the money...

  10. A B 3
    Joke

    Trouser(ed) snake

    In other news:

    Meteorologists report large coffee spray clouds forming over IT departments.

  11. Colin 4
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    What a piece of crap

    Is that the best they've got ? Vaguely ok in grass, utterly crap on smooth ground. Great idea, truly pathetic implementation.

  12. peter garner
    Happy

    Re: Not new - roboboa

    I can see it now .. Palestinians countering the attack after queueing up at Toys R' Us and buying their entire stock (and cheaper too)

  13. Player_16
    Paris Hilton

    Correction...

    'Erects rigidly to penetrate smugglers' "passage."'

    There, fixed that for ya.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    Have you got any vid clips of........

    the "impenetrable areas" ?.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Yep...

    Has to be an Isreali invention, looks like someone cut the end off...

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Alternatively?

    (a) rustle with (occasional) hiss?

    (b) veeechemm veechem veeechem click?

  17. Andus McCoatover
    Joke

    Fridays, why Fridays...

    ...do I have to buy a new keyboard??

    Thanks Muchly, Lewis. B*stard!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good grief!

    Its a Cybermat!

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    Re: Yep... by AC

    "Has to be an Isreali invention, looks like someone cut the end off..."

    Have to say, it's disappointing that, per usual, the commenters offer up better rimshots than El Reg. That said, whoever you are, you're brilliant. Just brilliant.

  20. Ishkandar
    Happy

    A one-shot job

    Sounds like many guys I know !!

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