There are good ideas, bad ideas, and then Japanese wall climbing robots. Sure they still require rungs to climb, but wait till they evolve. If you think in a couple years they won't be able to climb sheer glass you've got another thing coming. Namely, a robot climbin' in yo windows, snatchin' yo people up. Bed intruderbots.
These three guys have been gradually climbing up and down a 15-minute wall in 20-minute intervals for more than half a year. Again, for no particular reason from what I can tell, except to entertain us.
First of all, the robots are slow as hell and, on an entertainment scale from 1 - 10, are a 2, tops. Same goes for SNL. I've been going through my DVR watching all the recent shows and -- more often than not -- would rather stare at the floor. Just sayin', you know it's bad when I start looking for patterns in the carpet.
Hit the jump for a boring video of the future bed intruders doing their thing.
wall-climbing robots: real life crazy climbers [technabob]