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This article describes a snake robot with 2-DOF actuator modules. The 2-DOF actuator modules make the snake robot move in the 3D space so that the snake robot can cross obstacles and rough terrain. Each 2-DOF actuator module is designed to have high torque output and an embedded controller. A cross bracket connecting the modules is designed be able to support the weight of two actuator modules. The developed snake robot shows 3-D motions such as side winding, standing/monitoring, and can climb in a narrow pipe with high torque modules. The snake robot moves fast with passive wheels in a plane while crossing obstacles.