Agile and versatile climbing on ferromagnetic surfaces with a quadrupedal robot
Robot on the Wall. Terrestrial robots that can operate on horizontal and vertical surfaces will enable more opportunities for their application in the real world. Hong et al. have developed a fast-climbing legged robot that can scale ferromagnetic walls and ceilings, maneuver over small obstacles, and carry payloads. The quadruped robot called MARVEL (Magnetically Adhesive Robot for Versatile and Expeditious Locomotion) climbs using specially designed feet based on electro-permanent magnets and magnetorheological elastomers. This month's cover is a photograph of MARVEL climbing on a ferromagnetic surface.
Credit: Yong Um and Seungwoo Hong/Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korean Article: https://news.kaist.ac.kr/news/html/news/?mode=V&mng_no=25970