NASA Develops Rock Climbing Robot

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Last year NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory unveiled a device that would allow a spacecraft to latch itself on to passing comets and asteroids.  The success of this grip-like device, and the options it opened up, led them to further develop it into a robot that could scale rocky walls.  This four-legged robot called LIMUR IIB has four grippers, each with a 750 claws, and is strong enough to not only scale walls but can hold its grip while hanging upside down. Continue reading