Lazy eyes listen
Allen Pan, a snake-obsessed engineer, has created a robot for snakes that allows the reptile to ‘walk.’
To date, no evidence of snakes with four legs has been found in the natural world. Scientists were initially excited when a promising fossil was discovered in 2015, but it turned out to be a lizard.
Pan went to a local pet shop to learn how snakes should walk by observing lizards because he loves snakes.
He then built a tube-based housing with four mechanical legs, allowing the snake to climb aboard and let the robotic limbs do the walking.
Engineer creates snake legs
Pan went to the home of a local snake breeder to find a reptile he could fit into the robot to put his work to the test.
‘When any other animal has deformed legs, humanity comes together to spit in God’s face, and we build that animal awesome new cyborg legs,’ Pan says in a video that has over 2.5 million views on YouTube in just two days.
‘However, no one loves snakes enough to give them robot legs. Except for me, no one. Allen Pan is a snake enthusiast.’
Snakes are thought to have walked the earth around 150 million years ago.