CMU Water Runner Walks on Water

Posted 7 Apr 2006 at 18:57 UTC by steve Share This

A Pittsburgh Tribune Review article covers CMU's Water Runner project. The Water Runner is a small robot that can walk or run across the surface of water in the same fashion as the Basilisk. The researchers see lots of possibilities for a robot that can walk across water as easily as it walks on land. It could be used for search and rescue, monitoring of water quality, it could even disperse bacteria that break down pollution. They speculate that by combining other research into Gecko foot pad adhesion, they could create a robot that walks on walls and ceilings as well as land and water. This research is being done at the CMU NanoRobotics Lab.

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