Intelligent de Penetration par Reptation
in France, Vipere is an autonomous, intelligent "snake robot"
optimized for counter-terrorist warfare as well as covert,
observation, offensive or neutralization missions. The unique
caterpillar like propulsion system uses multiple legs which provides
continuous and stable movement over rough terrain and through dense
vegetation and sand climbing stairs or crawling through narrow pipes
The back-packable Vipere measures only few in
diameter. Vipere is battery powered to endure missions of 1 – 2
hours. Each Vipere carries a payload of several kilograms, including
video cameras, communications equipment as well as mission dependent
payloads such as incapacitating agents, explosives etc.