Climbing

06.01.15
Oregon State's robo-ostrich blindly clambers over obstacles
06.01.15

Oregon State's robo-ostrich blindly clambers over obstacles

So what if some mechanical cheetah can hop curbs in stride? The ATRIAS bipedal robot from Oregon S...

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11.19.14
Stanford University makes its own Gecko-inspired wall climbing pads
11.19.14

Stanford University makes its own Gecko-inspired wall climbing pads

Military types are obsessed with the Gecko because of the unique structure of its feet, which enab...

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06.09.14
Soldiers of the future will climb walls like Spider-Man
06.09.14

Soldiers of the future will climb walls like Spider-Man

The mad scientists at DARPA are encouraged to come up with crazy schemes to provide the US with an...

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05.08.13
Climbing robot melts and cools plastic to get its footing
05.08.13

Climbing robot melts and cools plastic to get its footing

We've seen plenty of robots scale walls over the years, from models that emit supersonic streams o...

By N. Lee,   05.08.13
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12.01.11
Ladder-climbing robot brings us one step closer to extinction (video)
12.01.11

Ladder-climbing robot brings us one step closer to extinction (video)

Will finding high ground save you when SkyNet becomes self-aware and Terminators annihilate the...

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05.29.11
Treebot climbs trees, is a robot (video)
05.29.11

Treebot climbs trees, is a robot (video)

Remember when you didn't consider climbing trees a chore? Treebot doesn't -- but then, it wasn'...

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05.25.11
Climbing robot can scale walls on a supersonic stream of air, won't leave fingerprints behind
05.25.11

Climbing robot can scale walls on a supersonic stream of air, won't leave fingerprints behind

There are plenty of wall climbing robots roaming the Earth, but few can scale heights as gracef...

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11.10.10
SRI's electroadhesion tech enables new army of wall-climbing robots
11.10.10

SRI's electroadhesion tech enables new army of wall-climbing robots

When the inevitable Robot Apocalypse goes down, you can credit SRI International for helping the fo...

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08.05.10
Robot equipped with hook-like claws and pendulum can climb carpeted walls
08.05.10

Robot equipped with hook-like claws and pendulum can climb carpeted walls

ROCR -- the Oscillating Climbing Robot -- was developed at the University of Utah by William Provan...

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