A small wall-walking robot with compliant, adhesive feet

  title={A small wall-walking robot with compliant, adhesive feet},
  author={Kathryn A. Daltorio and Andrew D. Horchler and Stanislav N. Gorb and Roy E. Ritzmann and Roger D. Quinn},
  journal={2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
The ability to walk on surfaces regardless of the presence or direction of gravity can significantly increase the mobility of a robot for both terrestrial and space applications. Insects and geckos can provide inspiration for both novel adhesive technology and for the locomotory mechanisms employed during climbing. For this work, Mini-Whegs/spl trade/, a small quadruped robot that uses wheel-legs for locomotion, was altered to explore the feasibility of scaling vertical surfaces using compliant… CONTINUE READING

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