Charlie Brinson is trying to reincarnate a 60 million year-old, 50-foot, 1-ton snake called Titanoboa … in robot form.
With the help of dozens of collaborators, the robot snake is now operational, and it’s just missing a few finishing touches. The final product will have a more polished-looking skin and, if all goes well, be able to move underwater.
Eventually, Titanoboa will support a rider, just like its relative, the Mondo Spider, which was built by the same group.
Brinson says Titanoboa is supposed to strike terror in people’s hearts by forcing them to contemplate historical climate change. The whole “being a 50-foot electromechanical snake” thing probably helps a little bit, too.
What could possibly go wrong here?
[Source: TDW Geek]