Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform (SCAMP)

Meet SCAMP (Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform): The Flying, Perching, Climbing Robot. That’s the movie’s title which I would like to talk you about this time.

SCAMP-climbing

Engineers from the on Stanford University recently created an unmanned flying machine called SCAMP. It looks like an ordinary quadkopter, but has some interesting properties.

SCAMP is an acronym for Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform. In line with this name machine can not only fly, but also to grasp the wall and climb over them – as do insects (its skids are somewhat similar to the legs mantis). SCAMP  can not only fly, but also to grasp the wall and climb over them – as do insects (its skids are somewhat similar to the legs mantis).

As a result, the machine can sit on the wall where it can continue to work on, for example, filming, and does not have to lose energy for maintaining the air. This can be useful even in the case of military applications – such drones will be able to come over unnoticed into enemy installations, land somewhere in an inaccessible location on a high wall and from there to gain information. But we are sure that it will be for him also some civilian use.

SCAMP microspine

Interesting feature is a microspine which you can see on the movie. Microspine let SCAMP to walk on the walls and no to fell down. I must admit that it is a clever idea.

I am big fun of SCAMP. I hope it will be available to buy and industries find new uses for SCAMP.

 

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