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Monday, November 29, 2010

SRI designs robots that climb walls

Prototype of a robot designed by SRI International that climbs walls by using electroadhesion.

Harsha Prahlad, a senior research engineer at SRI International, leads development efforts at the famed research institute focused on electroadhesion, a proprietary technology harnessing the same phenomenon that makes hair-rubbed ballons cling to surfaces for more practical purposes, reports James Temple in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read more

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