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[DPRG] Mini Sumo and the popular Vacuum/Magnet issue

Subject: [DPRG] Mini Sumo and the popular Vacuum/Magnet issue
From: Ed Okerson eokerson at texasconnect.net
Date: Fri Nov 1 18:27:01 CST 2002

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Frank & Gail Elia wrote:

> And couldn't a wall climbing event by a logical next step after developing
> vacuum skills on a horizontal plane?

I actually have a wall, er glass anyway, climbing robot.  It is a toy that
I bought in an airport gift shop for $15 and it has suction cups on both
feet and a clever cam mechanism that causes them to attach after the foot
is placed down and released after the other foot is in place.  I suspect
that it would be a simple task to take the same mechanism and apply it to
a minisumo bot that could "put it's foot down" and refuse to move.

Ed Okerson


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