Lemur IIb: the world’s first climbing robot

Date:19 March 2014 Tags:, , , ,

JPL unveiled the latest generation of what it’s calling the world’s first climbing robot. The JPL/Nasa Lemur IIb uses 750 tiny claws on each of its four arms to firmly latch on to a rock surface. The primate-like machine could provide the anchor for asteroid-mining bots or drills operated by astronauts. Catch Lemur IIb – and its sibling Lemur IIa – in action in this video…

– Michael Belfiore