金沙城中心娱乐网址:Supersticky robots to follow in geckos' footsteps

2019-03-08 12:13:01

By Paul Marks (Image: Carnegie Mellon University) THE ability to scale walls and hang off the ceiling with gecko-like ease may be within reach – for robots at least. Metin Sitti and Ozgur Unver of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, say their new robots – a sticky-tracked wall climber and a 16-legged ceiling walker – could tackle many jobs in the home including painting ceilings and clearing cobwebs. They could also play a part in exploration, inspection, repair and even search and rescue. “The robots could play a part in exploration, inspection,