Disney’s Four-Wheeled VertiGo Robot Can Scale Walls Like Spiderman

By: | January 1st, 2016

This isn’t the Disney I used to know!

I guess everyone is getting into robotics now as Disney’s research arm has created the VertiGo robot, a device that can easily scale walls on four wheels.

Right off the bat, the one thing you note when it comes to the partnership between Disney Research Zurich and the University ETH Zurich is that it has resulted in impressive engineering to say the least. VertiGo can swiftly climb walls on fours wheels while simultaneously adjusting two propellors attached to it.

“By transitioning from the ground to a wall and back again, VertiGo extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments,” the researchers write about the project. “The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility.”

At the moment, Disney has not disclosed what Vertigo will be used for.

My bet is a real-life WALL-E movie! Just kidding….

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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