Towards Penetration-based Clawed Climbing

  title={Towards Penetration-based Clawed Climbing},
  author={William R. Provancher and Jonathan E. Clark and Bill Geisler and Mark R. Cutkosky},
Despite significant research focused on running robots, very little progress has been made towards legged robots that are capable of climbing in natural environments. Unlike their running counterparts, climbing robots must generate hand or foot holds capable of pulling them toward the substrate. The majority of efforts to develop climbing robots have been for urban settings with smooth glass or metal surfaces where suction and magnetic approaches to generating adhesion are possible. Some… CONTINUE READING