Their solution takes its idea from something quite familiar -- underground gasoline storage tanks.
The Salamander Robot is an experimental machine that has been developed at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique F\351d\351rale de Lausanne). It can operate in three modes: swimming, slithering and walking. See the device in action, and find out why it's a technological first. CNET News.com's Zamir Haider reports.