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New Adhesive Device Could Let Humans Walk on Walls

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walking on walls isn't going to get done without one of those hydraulic exoskeletons, or at the very very least some ankle supports. thats a lot of torque your ankles would have to supply.

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Hmmm, quite right.

 

I think the Japanese already have a fairly capable device for such a purpose..

 

Yes here it is:

 

I wonder if all this will be made available to the public smho in time?

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As far as Im aware of, there is a chemical secreated on the bottom of a geco enableing it to walk up walls and certain types of ceilings

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If that was the case geckos would have a hard time getting around. You are talking about the animal, right?

They have hairs and pads under their soles effectively increasing their surfaces (and thus surface-surface interactions) massively.

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CharonY is right - gecko's have lots of tiny little hairs on the bottom of their feet and "stick" to the wall via van der Waals attraction

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walking on walls isn't going to get done without one of those hydraulic exoskeletons, or at the very very least some ankle supports. thats a lot of torque your ankles would have to supply.

 

Presumably they are not proposing that the user walks at 90 degrees to the wall. I imagine this is only a speculative use of the technology, but it would clearly have to be implemented in some kind of climbing/crawling gait.

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Well, i think the weight contribute in the ability for geco's to walk upside down.

Edited by dexter4life
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