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Technology Factsheet

Clarifying Climber

Category: Robotics > Characterization and Inspection > Wall Climber
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The Clarifying Climber is a remote controlled (R/C) robot. The Climber can scale many smooth and uneven vertical surfaces – wall board, plaster, brick, cinder block, and siding are negotiable for this versatile robot. It can go across sturdy ceilings if placed there first – although it can transition from a horizontal (ground) surface to a vertical one, and back, it can not go from a vertical to an inverted surface or directly around corners unassisted. The climber uses patented VRAM technology from Vortex HC, LLC (formerly Avionic Instruments) to pull itself to surfaces (US and international patents apply). By combining the VRAM with a versatile multi-wheeled posi-traction drive train, the robot can travel and maneuver on horizontal, vertical, and even inverted surfaces with ease. The nature of the vortex effect also makes it forgiving of changing surface types.

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Industry:Defense/Homeland Security
Size:Small (1-5kg/2lb-20lb, 10-30cm/4in-12in length )
TRL:Demonstration (7-8)
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Vendor website no longer appears operational. Vendor listed for this technology in the robotics database is as follows: Clarifying Technologies, PO Box 536, Krum, TX 76249, (940) 448-0411, www.clarifyingtech.com/public/robots/robots_public.html

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