Inspired by a soft body of a leech - a wall-climbing robot
10 May 2019
180 degree rotation from one side of the wall to the other
A research team led by Associate Prof. Tomoaki Mashimo at Toyohashi University of Technology has successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, "LEeCH", which can climb vertical wall. LEeCH is capable of elongate and bend its body without any constraints; just like a leech. Thanks to its flexible body structure and the suction cups, the robot has successfully climbed a vertical wall and even reached to the other side of the wall.
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TUT website: Press release