Friday, 15 March 2013

Rambling #2 (Thoughts on Bots)

What do you get when you cross this Gripper

 and a quadroped like this?

Well, I don't know, you could get a number of things, but, I propose that you could have the makings of a pretty sweet wall climbing robot. Just get 4 of those grippers, mount them on the feet of your quadroped, and alternate "ungriping" one foot while the other 3 are stuck, moving it forward a bit, planting it firmly on the surface, sucking all the air out agin and repeating for each leg. It would not work on smooth surfaces like glass, but deffenately on brick/concrete walls, and maybe even on drywall.

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