Rope Climbing robots to race for space elevator competition

Three robots, powered by lasers, competed last week on November 4th, to climb a rope of one kilometer high hanging from a helicopter. The goal was to finish the distance at the same time by climbing with at least 2 meters/sec speed. The goal of the competition is to set up the knowledgebase for a […]

Robot that walks on vertical surfaces

A new type of robot that can climb on vertical surfaces by utilizing electrostatic forces have been developed. It can walk on all kinds of different surfaces by generating electrical charges and maintains adhesion when the surface generates the opposite charge. The power source is located on the robot and it applies its electrical charges […]