ICRA'09 Paper Abstract


Paper FrA2.9

Murphy, Michael (Carnegie Mellon University), Sitti, Metin (Carnegie Mellon University)

Waalbot: Agile Climbing with Synthetic Fibrillar Dry Adhesives

Scheduled for presentation during the Video Sessions "Video Session" (FrA2), Friday, May 15, 2009, 09:18−09:24, Room: ICR

2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on January 24, 2022

Keywords Biologically-Inspired Robots, Micro/Nano Robots, Biomimetics


This video presents a palm-size climbing robot which uses synthetic fibrillar dry adhesives inspired by geckos. With fibrillar footpads, the robot is shown to climb smooth surfaces such as glass and acrylic, and surfaces with micron-scale roughness such as wood. In particular, the agility of the robot is highlighted by demonstrations of climbing, steering, and plane-to-plane transitions.



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