Semi-Autonomous Multi-Legged Robot with Suckers to Climb a Wall
Asuki Saito*, Kazuki Nagayama*, Kazuyuki Ito*, Takeo Oomichi**, Satoshi Ashizawa**, and Fumitoshi Matsuno***
3-7-2 Kajinocho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8584, Japan
1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan
C3 Building, Kyodai-katsura, Nishigyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
In recent years, the maintenance and inspection of old buildings have become important tasks for robots. Such robots are also expected to be used for search and rescue missions in the case of disasters. In our previous work, we developed a multi-legged robot for such tasks. In the current work, we focused on the task of climbing a vertical wall. We improved our previous robot and developed a flexible leg with a sucker to climb a wall.
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