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City-Climber : Development of a Novel Wall-Climbing Robot

@inproceedings{Morris2008CityClimberD,
  title={City-Climber : Development of a Novel Wall-Climbing Robot},
  author={William Morris},
  year={2008}
}
This article describes a novel mobile wall-climbing robot named City-Climber that has the capabilities to move on the ground, climb walls, walk on ceilings, and transit between different surfaces. Unlike the traditional climbing robots using magnetic devices and vacuum suction techniques, and the robots inspired by the gecko foot, the City-Climber robot is based on aerodynamic attraction which achieves good balance between strong adhesion force and high mobility, and can carry a large payload… 

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