When they’re not tearing down old attractions to make room for a 14 acre Star Wars spectacular, the people behind Disney are building robots that can climb walls.
Disney Research Zurich joined forces with ETH, an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university located in Switzerland to build a robot called VertiGo, Mashable reports. Judging by its name and the way it works, it's safe to say this thing definitely isn’t vertically challenged.
Thanks to a pair of tiltable propellers that help thrust it upward, the robot is able to seamlessly transition from the ground to the wall. Out of the four wheels, only two are steerable which allows room for the propellers to adjust to the direction of the thrust.
Christmas may be over but is it too early to ask for this as next year’s present? See the robot in action in the video above.