See how a robot created from three hoses for a shower is climbing a wall with suckers

Working on vertical surfaces is a challenge for engineers who

development of robots.Currently, devices capable of performing installation and sanitary work on the walls of buildings use complex and expensive adhesion or electroadhesion technologies, which make such robots unprofitable.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge andToyohashi University of Technology has created a robot that consists of three water hoses, two vacuum suction cups, electric motors and pumps, which is capable of climbing vertical surfaces.

When moving on the wall, the robot releases the upper suction cup, pulls up and then lowers the bottom one. The device is capable of holding a weight of up to 1.7 kg and rise to a height of 4 m.

Previously, engineers from Ben-Gurion Universitycreated a robot from a wheeled device and a quadrocopter. The device has a housing with variable geometry and four screws that allow it to take off to overcome high obstacles.