Biomimicry: a robot that climbs walls like a gecko

There is no in Japan and the United States as robotics peaked. Recently in Canada, Simon Fraser University has submitted a prototype robot that can climb walls.

The robot is called TBCP-II (Tailless Timing Belt Climbing Platform) by researchers in Burnaby, British Columbia. It moves through the tracks covered by bearings which take members through biomimicry, the property of the legs of geckos. These pads are just like members of the setae, the microscopic hairs that allow animals to move a wall or ceiling with great ease. So the application of the binding of Vand Der Waals on a robot. TBCP-II can move along a wall as smooth as it is, at a speed of 3.4 cm / sec, or 0.12 km / h. The adhesive pads are made ​​from polydimethylsiloxane or PDMS and have a dimension of 17 x 10 microns.

The body has two parts connected by a hinge swivel so it can move easily from a horizontal path to a vertical trajectory and vice versa.

TBCP-II, a robot that climbs walls like a gecko.

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