SpinyBot Climbs With Tiny Claws

Posted Apr 08, 2009 9:02 AM

Looks like Stanford has a couple different bots in the fire when it comes to climbing with claws. There's RiSE, and there's also SpinyBot, who climbs with spiny legs instead of gripper claws. SpinyBot works sort of like StickyBot, except using claws that are on the micro scale instead of the nano scale. Each leg has a foot with 10 toes, and 2 spines on each toe. SpinyBot itself weighs 400 grams (including an onboard video camera), and can climb any surface with a high enough density of little porous spineholds, which includes stucco, brick, and concrete.

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