Incredibly Lifelike Robot Snakes. Cool snake robots like this one, built by Dr. Gavin Miller, are not just being developed for fun – they could eventually be used to disable explosives. Miller’s series of robotic snakes move in a way that’s stunningly similar to real snakes; his latest prototype is equipped with motion and range sensors.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to RP-VITA, developed jointly by iRobot Corp and InTouch Health. It's touted as the first autonomous navigation remote presence robot to get the nod from the FDA.