From the very start, the aim of this project was to give humans the ability
|Today, the "gekkomat" is a fully autonomous machine which enables a
man to move about on various surfaces (horizontal and overhanging).
The technique is based upon a combination of vacuum and friction
principles. The "gekkomat" is comprised of a central energy unit which is
worn on the back of the "gekkonaut" and four vacuum pads attached to
his hands and feet. So now it is possible: "To Climb like a Gecko"!