These Gloves Let You Climb a Glass Wall Like a Goddamn Gecko

Geckos are, objectively, way better at climbing stuff than people. Our big sweaty meathooks are no match for the wall-scaling optimized toe pads of a small lizard. That's why a team at Stanford University is busy making gloves that simulate the sticky grip of the gecko. » 11/19/14 4:30pm 11/19/14 4:30pm

ROCR Bot Swings Up Walls Like a Monkey

The list of places we will be safe from robot attack continues to shrink, as the ROCR robot, courtesy of the University of Utah, can now efficiently scale walls. The diminutive bot can climb over six inches per second. » 8/05/10 6:00pm 8/05/10 6:00pm

15 Wall Climbing Robots: The Future of Voyeurism

Wall climbing robots have all kinds of potential uses, from inspecting damage on ships to catering to voyeurs and perverts with a taste for gadgetry. OObject has put together a comprehensive list of these creations including a version that climbs with static electricity » 8/07/08 7:40pm 8/07/08 7:40pm and another freaky looking bot dubbed the "Ninja…

Spiderman Suit To Allow Future Humans To Scale Walls, Wear Silly Suit

Other than firemen, the military and masked vigilantes, there probably isn't a huge market for a suit that allows you to scale up walls. However, Italian scientists have calculated how much stickiness a suit needs to mimic the ability of insects and spiders to climb up a wall without peeing their pants in fear of… » 8/29/07 4:40pm 8/29/07 4:40pm