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New Adhesive Device Could Let Humans Walk on Walls


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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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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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