According to UC Berkeley researchers, that day may come for the rest of us. The scientists announced Wednesday they have made progress in creating a synthetic, gecko-like adhesive that shakes off dirt.
“It brings us closer to being able to build truly all-terrain robots, which will in the future be able to scamper up walls and across ceilings in everyday environments rather than only on clean glass,” said Ron Fearing, UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
interesting that this material will allow machines to climb almost vertical surfaces. there are a number of applications with the increasing number of skyscrapers being built today.