The Stickybot is a high-tech wall-climbing robot, developed by a talented team of engineers and researchers working out of Stanford University's famous Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab, that is designed to take the university's acclaimed quadcopter technology to the next level.
This robot is able to stick to the wall for long periods of time without falling off, due to the fact that its climbing gear is located atop its rotor. This setup allows the robot to press its body against the surface for improved stability. The robot is also able to save a lot of energy which can go towards tasks such as capturing imagery or data, while the robot's mission time can be extended to as much as a couple of hours.
Ultimately, this climbing robot could have a lot of implications for the future development of climbing and perching robots that could be used in a variety of military and industrial contexts.
This Climbing Robot Was Developed At Stanford University
Rahul Kalvapalle — March 27, 2016 — Tech
References: bdml.stanford.edu & engadget