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Research Robots Powered By Gecko Knowhow

There were two videos released on CNET TV (get the CNET News podcast here) where Kara Tsuboi interview the researchers at Stanford, who have been studying how geckos are able to scale walls without falling (watch the video here) and have taken that and adapted a robot they call Stickybot (watch that video here).

Maybe some day the idea of seeing Spiderman scaling walls will not just appear in comics and movies, a person could go to a store and pick up a gecko inspired suit and could add this to their set of rock climbing equipment or something.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Thanks to Stanford for the above pic.

Dany

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April 2, 2008 12:23 am - Posted by | cartoons, clips, college, nature, podcasts, robots, technology, toons

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