Climbing stairs. Not as easy as it looks. I know this from personal experience. I like how the winning approach is to favor one leg. That’s how I did it, before my hip replacement. I did NOT however slide down stairs sideways!

RoboGames 2008: Stair Climbing Challenge

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Coop

    Real Bots cruise stairs with ease, well, as long as they’re built with tri-star locomotion. :-)