The TBCP-II can transfer from horizontal to vertical surfaces over inside corners (as seen here) and outside corners
Three-dimensional layout of TBCP-II
The TBCP-II can transfer from horizontal to vertical surfaces over outside corners (seen here) and inside corners
When it comes to wall-climbing robots its hard to go past the humble gecko for inspiration. The gecko’s specialized toe pads containing hair-like structures that allow it to scale smooth vertical surfaces have already provided inspiration for the four-legged Stickybot and now researchers at Simon Fraser University Burnaby (SFU) claim to be the first to apply the gecko’s wall-climbing technique to a robot that operates like a tank.
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