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Here’s an episode of EngineeringTV featuring a gecko-inspired wall-walker being developed at Carnegie Mellon University.

Waalbot Wall Climbing Robot

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Scott Stevenson says:

    Liked this video but is there a reason it’s on autostart?


  2. gunterhausfrau says:

    agree, need to skip the autostart videos…

  3. The Oracle says:

    Definately. It’s a really bad thing to do.

  4. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Not done on purpose. Couldn’t figure out how to turn autostart off. Hit link to see video.