I have to say, this is simultaneously one of the most and least conventional climbing robots I’ve ever seen. We’re used to all kinds of weird stuff like claws and geckos and electroadhesion, but these robots just climb up with boring arms and legs and hands and feet. Which is actually kinda interesting.
Apparently these guys (called Yume Robo) aren’t exactly new… They’ve been climbing up and down a 15 meter high wall, every 20 minutes, for the last 184 days, until just last week. They’re dressed in silver work suits, but I don’t claim to know what they heck those antennae are for.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.