Ben-Gurion University's Wall-Climbing Robots

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Robots climb up the wall (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotics scientist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheeba, Israel, has developed four different kinds of robots that climb up walls.

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Wall Climbing Robots developed at Ben Gurion University

The robots shown are: First, a magnetic climber that has compliant magnetic wheels and is capable to climb on ferromagnetic surfaces. This robot can be used for inspection of ship hull or bridges. Second, is a Snail inspired wall climbing robot capable of climbing on non metallic surfaces using hot melt glue. The robot secretes the adhesive at the front and peels off the track from the wall at the bottom leaving a trail behind just like the snail does. Third, is a robot that uses sticky wheels in order to attach itself to the wall. It simply has 3Ms sticky tape on the wheels. It can climb on smooth surfaces like glass. Fourth, is a four legged wall climbing robot for climbing on rough surfaces. It has 12 claws made of fishing hooks mounted on each footpad, and it climbs like cat or other rodents

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Industrial Mechatronics and Robotics
Prof. B. Sandler, Prof. V. Portman & Dr. Amir Shapiro
Parallel kinematics machines. CIM related Robotics. Single- and Multi-Dimensional Micro Manipulators: Applications to Machine Tools Technology. 6-DOF accelerometers. Intellectual robots. Mobile robots. Numeralytics: Investigation of a Spatial Double Pendulum.
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Robotics' Wild Kingdom

Israeli robot researcher Amir Shapiro builds snakelike robots (like the one draped around his neck) that can twist like screws. He also makes robots that scale walls (bottom) by releasing tiny amounts of glue, much as a snail leaves a trail of mucus.

Israeli roboticist Amir Shapiro takes his engineering cues from members of the animal kingdom, though his choices might seem unexpected: snakes and snails. Oh, and cats, too.
In the field of biomimetics-the use of technology to mimic nature--there's a subspecialty that mimics animal locomotion, and several research centers have worked on robots that mimic the undulation of a snake. But Shapiro's team has gone a step further (no pun intended) by combining two concurrent wave motions to create a slithering movement.
"These three-dimensional snakes have two sets of motors that give us two traveling wave motions, in the vertical and horizontal directions," says Shapiro, who heads the robotics lab in the mechanical engineering department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beersheba, Israel.

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