Disney's Wall-Climbing Robot

VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot, capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall.   Watch it in the video…

VertiGo small robot, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH, has four wheels and two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall.


One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust.

The new design of VertiGo, extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments.

The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility. wall ensures that the robot is able to traverse over indentations such as masonry. The choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor-to-wall transition – thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.

source Disney Research