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cool wall climbing robot
« on: May 21, 2008, 06:09:09 AM »
I just read this on engadget:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/21/wall-climbling-robot-scales-nearly-any-building-material/

very cool isn't it? I wonder how this electro-adhesion works, howmuch power it uses, durability of that foil, etc.
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gecko climbing robots
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 01:15:58 PM »
Nice pics and videos in this article of robots inspired by geckos:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/may08/6275

Just to get everyone up to speed, to use sticky 'feet', the robot must peel it off like tape - not pull it off. It also must repel dirt, something that reduces the stickiness.



This StickyBot was really nicely designed:
http://www.ieee.org/netstorage/spectrum/video/Stickybot.mov

This below robot was made at the CMU NanoRobotics Lab where I used to do research at:


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Re: gecko climbing robots
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 07:42:58 PM »
hmmmm

amagine what you would say if you found that sticking to your bedroom's roof... :-\
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