Created and conceived by Disney Research Zurich in collaboration with ETH Zurich research institute, the wheeled robot VertiGo is capable of climbing walls, even un-smooth ones.
The robot has four 3D printed wheels and two independently tilting propellers, giving flying drones some competition. VertiGo is able to climb up even rough and uneven surfaces with much agility. It has a light carbon fiber frame that allows it to be driven (in two wheel drive) as well on ground as it is up walls that are not flat. This is because, unlike other wall-climbing robots, this one does not rely on suction.
The project resulted in a successful prototype and indicates where the future of wheeled robots and similar robotics could be developed to.