Robot uses sticky fiber feet to climb walls
Researchers have developed a robot with real sticking power thanks to the dry elastomer adhesive (a gecko-like, ultrasticky fiber) on its rotating feet. These wall-climbing robots show promise for great future use, like inspecting the hulls ofspacecraft for damage.
Another Gecko inspired robot: The latest version of Stanford's StickyBot is absolutely geckotastic,and at 300 grams, can climb glass at 4 centimeters per second:
Source: technologyreview.comAdded: 25 May 2007