climbing

NO NO NO: Cloth-Climbing Robotic Cockroach

You know what's a good idea? Looking both ways before crossing a street. You know what's a terrible idea? Developing a robotic cockroach that can climb up...
October 11, 2011

But Why?: Mount Everest Gets A 3G Network

Mount Everest, which I have climbed many times in the past (several times carrying an injured Yeti to their sacred temple), now has a 3G network for...
October 29, 2010

Evading The Red Army: Russian Freerunning

Not to be outdone by wicked sickness that is ninja boy, this is an older video of some wicked Russian freerunning/climbing. It's pretty impressive and if I...
June 8, 2009

Oh Great, Now There's A LittleDog Too

Remember when Boston Dynamics heralded the robot apocalypse with the creation of the BigDog? Well now the uncaring bastards have made a LittleDog too. You know, one...
August 12, 2008

Uh-Oh: Robot Can Climb Almost Any Surface

Similar to this climbing robot, but 100% absolutely nothing like it, comes this agile bastard. The as-yet-unnamed robot uses electro-adhesion to cling to the wall, generating electrostatic...
May 21, 2008

More Robots Of The Coming Apocalypse

In the near future the planet will be ruled by robots and any surviving humans will live huddled in caves crying about how it was a bad...
March 24, 2008

Grappling Hook Launcher For Lame Ninjas

I'm a card carrying elite ninja and do all my grapple tossing by hand, so personally I wouldn't be caught dead with a pneumatic grappling hook (although...
February 13, 2008