Inspection Robots Are Climbing The Walls To Monitor Safety Conditions In Hazardous Locations
Down in Christchurch, New Zealand a team of roboticists at Invert Robotics has commercialized an inspection robot that uses tiny suction cups on a series of treads and a specialty chemical to create a technology that has robots literally climbing the walls.
Meanwhile, a world away in Pittsburgh, Gecko Robotics is tackling much the same problem with high-powered magnets and an inspection robot of its own.
Both companies have recently closed on new financing, with Invert raising $8.8 million from investors including Finistere Ventures and Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, and Gecko Robotics wrapping up a $9 million round, which began fundraising last June, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. READ MORE ON: TECH CRUNCH