24 Jul '16, 1pm

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Gerrit Coetzee 14 hours ago Categories: robots hacks Tags: disney , propellor , rc , robot , vertigo , wheels This collaboration between ETH and the Disney empire’s research arm is a ultra-light robot that can roll across horizontal surfaces and also transition and climb walls . The robot has four wheels with one steerable set, but its secret sauce is the two propellers gimbaled on its back. Using these propellers it can move itself across the ground, but also, when approaching a wall, provide enough thrust to overcome the gravity vector. Naturally, the lighter the robot, the less force will be needed to keep it on the wall. That’s why the frame is made from carbon fiber corrugated sandwich panels. The motors, batteries, and controllers are all also light and small. We liked how the robot was, apparently, using its propellers to provide additional stability even while on t...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2016/07/24/vertigo-robot-drives-up-w...

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VertiGo Robot Drives Up Walls

VertiGo Robot Drives Up Walls

hackaday.com 24 Jul '16, 11am

This collaboration between ETH and the Disney empire’s research arm is a ultra-light robot that can roll across horizontal...

VertiGo Robot Drives Up Walls

hackaday.com 24 Jul '16, 5pm

Gerrit Coetzee 18 hours ago Categories: robots hacks Tags: disney , propellor , rc , robot , vertigo , wheels This collabo...

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