Robotic Lizard Climbs Walls

May 26th, 2006 by

It’s called Stickybot and it was developed by Mark Cutkosky and his team at . A Gecko can climb walls and ceilings because they have countless tiny hairs called setae on the surface of their feet which allow them to cling to surfaces due to an ntermolecular phenomenon called the .

Cutkosky’s robot has synthetic setae on its feet that take advantage of said phenomenon:

Found at via .

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