NASA’s Snake-Like Robot EELS Is Put to the Test(s)

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is creating and testing a snake-like robot called EELS (Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor). This robot is being developed to autonomously map, traverse, and explore previously inaccessible destinations on Earth, the Moon, and other worlds in our solar system. Watch this video to see how EELS — which weighs about 220 pounds and is 13 feet long — performed on its tests.