Robots with sticky feet can go where humans can’t fit

Published: 19/12/2018
Robots with sticky feet can go where humans can’t fit
Source: NEWS.HARVARD.EDU

Researchers have created a micro-robot whose electroadhesive foot pads allow it to climb on vertical and upside-down conductive surfaces, such as the inside walls of a jet engine. Groups of micro-robots could one day be used to inspect complicated machinery and detect safety issues sooner, while reducing maintenance costs.

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