Spider-Man's robotic twin takes the hassle and expense out of building inspections
By Gregory Mone
Posted 09.10.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
The City Climber is a 2.2-pound wheeled robot that can speed across ceilings, scale brick walls, even spy into open windows. But inventor Jizhong Xiao of the City College of New York says that its immediate job will be much more practical: to scour urban facades for cracks, loose bricks and other trouble spots.
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