Wall crawling gecko robots can stick in space

Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft.

Super-adhesive based on gecko's feet

University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists have discovered just how a gecko's sticky feet work - and created a 16-inch-square device that can stick a 700-pound weight to a wall.

Gecko-inspired robot can climb perfectly smooth walls

Inspired by the gecko, researchers at Simon Fraser University have developed a tank-like robot that can climb smooth walls or cross ceilings without using magnets or suction cups.

'Spiderman' technology based on gecko's foot

A Stanford mechanical engineer is working on an adhesive based on a gecko's sticky foot which would allow people to climb smooth, vertical surfaces.