Weighing only 1.2 pounds, the robot named ROCR Oscillating Climbing Robot can climb carpeted walls with ease thanks to two hooks and it’s swinging pendulum. It climbs with 20% efficiency and can climb eight feet in about fifteen seconds.
William Provancher says,
While this robot eventually can be used for inspection, maintenance and surveillance, probably the greatest short-term potential is as a teaching tool or as a really cool toy.
We like how William made the four 9 volt battery power supply as the pendulum weight. We also wonder if ROCR will ever be able to climb a variety of surfaces like RISE, by maybe replacing it’s hooks with sticky Gecko like pads.
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