Could it be just coincidence that this video was released on December 17, 2014 just 2 weeks prior to Elon Musk announcing that Tesla is working on a solid metal, snake-like charger that automatically connects to the Model S?
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We doubt it.
Behold the future of snake-like automatic charging.
OC Robotics is pleased to introduce the Series II - X125 system. This Series II system builds upon the successful JetSnake product deployed on the Miami port tunnel boring machine.
The Series II - X125 system delivers a 6kg payload, arm bend of over 225 degrees and a highly flexible tip. The 2.2m arm has passed a series of extended operational tests and been designed for increased reliability and easy maintenance to reduce through life costs.
This particular Series II - X125 system has been successfully deployed with a high pressure water jet and inspection camera. Different tools can be selected to complement the snake-arm, depending on application.
Link to OC Robotics website.