The C-Bot may be peering thru your office window soon. Based on biomimetics, it uses a gecko’s innovative foot design as a template to climb walls without any artificial adhesion. Tho it may not look like it, a gecko’s foot is hairy, fine enough to only be seen on the micro level. This molecular adhesion, combined with C-Bot’s array of ultrasonic sensors means costly (and ugly) scaffolding may be obsolete. Theoretically you can build them big enough to carry a human. Now wouldn’t that be something!
UPDATE: it’s essentially a bionic climbing robot which creates a diagnosis of the building fabric.
Designer: Niklas Galler
The sensor emits ultra-sonic rays and gets the required information through specific ray reflection. Inner damages of buildings, like rust inside of reinforced concrete, or mildew infested walls, can be detected.
Three symmetry axis enables the robots to move in different directions, without gearing. The complex leg architecture, qualifies the C-Bot to navigate and kind of edge or spherical surface – also vertical walls constitue no problem. C-Bot can be steered via GPS or a 3D-map with all required information can be uploaded on its hard disk.