Video - The wall-climbing robot
VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot, including ground-wall transition
VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot, able to quickly move on a wall.
It was created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
The robot has two tiltable propellers that enable floor-to-wall transition, and provide thrust onto the wall. Each propeller has two degrees of freedom, and can adjust the direction of thrust. Thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller.
The choice of two propellers - rather than one - also enables an easy floor-to-wall transition.