Scientists Figure Out How To Scale Walls Like Spider-Man

January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

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Scientists Figure Out How To Scale Walls Like Spider-Man

If you're a big Spider-Man fan, you're going to love this: A team of researchers at Stanford has developed a way to scale glass walls using pads that attach to a person's hands.

The team is part of Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory, a research group that previously created vertically climbing robots. The inspiration behind the design was not actually Spider-Man, but the gecko, which is able to climb up a variety of surfaces using what are known as...

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