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May272006

Stickybot Climbs Windows

The Stickybot is a new kind of gecko-inspired robot — equipped with synthetic setae (elastomer) feet — designed for mobility on vertical surfaces. Video clip after the jump. The Pentagon is interested in developing gecko-inspired climbing gloves and shoes. Cutkosky says a Stickybot-type robot would also make an adept planetary rover or rescue bot.

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