Stick to Anything With Electroadhesion
Based on polymer and electrostatic technologies, SRI is developing electroadhesion. It allows an object to be stuck on any surface and move around or stay put. The company says that 11 sq.ft. of it can support 440 lbs. while using only 40mW of power. They are hoping to incorporate the tech into robots that can travel across any terrain to inspect natural disasters, military actions, and public safety threats.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 12, 2010 9:10 AM