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Scientists reach the heights with gecko-inspired robot

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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2011

Researchers, from Simon Fraser University, have developed a tank-like robot that has the ability to scale smooth walls, opening up a series of applications ranging from inspecting pipes, buildings, aircraft and nuclear power plants to deployment in search and rescue operations.

J Krahn et al 2011 A tailless timing belt climbing platform utilizing dry adhesives with mushroom caps
Smart Mater. Struct. 20 115021
doi:10.1088/0964-1726/20/11/115021

Released from Tuesday 1 November, this paper can be downloaded for free from http://iopscience.iop.org/0964-1726/2...

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