A new soft bot mimics octopuses and inchworms to climb walls

This skill could come in handy for surveillance or building inspections

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FREE CLIMBING  A new soft robot (right) looks like an inchworm and is equipped with two octopus-like suckers to help it climb vertically.

From left: Joe Parks/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0); Katja Schulz/Flickr (CC BY 2.0); Yichao Tang and Jie Yin/Temple University

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