August 27, 2010

‘Stickybot’ Climbs Vertical Surfaces Like A Gecko

The science behind gecko toes holds the answer to a dry adhesive that provides an ideal grip for robot feet. Stanford mechanical engineer Mark Cutkosky is using the new material, based on the structure of a gecko foot, to keep his robots climbing. In this video, Mechanical Engineering PhD Student Salomon Trujillo watches ‘Stickybot” go through its paces. Credit: Stanford University/Jack Hubbard

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