Wall-climbing technique now used for robots could lead to tech that allows soldiers, window washers to scale sheer surfaces, too
By Gregory Mone
Posted 05.23.2008 at 9:55 am 2 Comments
There are a whole range of scenarios, from security- or surveillance-related situations to natural disasters, in which it could be really useful to have a robot that can climb walls. But the idea gets so much traction because it's also just flat-out cool.
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