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TBCP-II robot uses gecko tape coated belts to climb smooth surfaces

By Damir Beciri
31 October 2011

tbcp-ii-robotDrawing inspiration from the gecko, researchers from the Simon Fraser University (SFU) have been able to create adhesives that carefully mimic the toe pads of the lizard that give it the amazing ability to climb smooth vertical surfaces. They used those adhesives on belts used by Timeless Belt Climbing Platform (TBCP-II) – a tank-like robot… »

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Stickybot gecko-like robot climbs vertical surfaces

By Damir Beciri
1 September 2010

stickybot-geckorobot-climbing-a-windowGecko’s foot ability to stick to many surfaces, including glass, has been inspiring scientists to mimic that ability in other to make dry adhesive materials and robots able to walk up various materials. A group of scientists from Stanford University are developing such a robot which is fittingly named Stickybot. They are already working on… »

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Bioloid climbing robot finds its way up the climbing wall

By Damir Beciri
7 February 2010

bioloid-climbing-robotWe already wrote about various humanoid robots capable to perform different tasks, and in this article we’re going to write about a humanoid robot which climbs up a wall with ledges. You might ask yourself what is it good for, but it (or its algorithms) could be useful for the exploring or rescuing robots in… »