Hot Melt Adhesive Climbing Robot

I had the pleasure to meet Fumiya Iida from the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab at ETH Z├╝rich at Robots on Tour. His group researches on unconventional locomotion (e.g. hopping) that uses passive mechanical dynamics for energy efficiency, and on thermoplastic adhesives (hot glue) in robotic applications. Here’s a video of their ultra-cool climbing robot that glues its foot to the wall with hot melt:

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