Researchers Create Climbing Robot Inspired by Geckos

Posted on July 28, 2010

Researchers at Stanford Unviersity created Stickybot, a robot with sticky feet that was inspired by geckos. Stickybot is a climbing machine that can climb straight up walls. The feet contain rubber bads made up of microscopic hairs. Each legs is powered by four mini motors and the tail acts as an anchor to balance Stickybot. The research was funded partially by the Department of Defense. You can read more about Stickybot here on Stanford's website. Take a look:

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