Disney's research lab built a car that can climb walls

Here’s a car that can climb up walls:

You could watch that all day, but the science behind how it works is amazingly simple.

Paul Beardsley at Disney Research developed the car in his lab in Zurich with help from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

The goal was exactly as you expect – build a car which could climb walls.

And the solution was impressively basic. One, keep it light, using a carbon-fibre base plate and 3D printed parts.

And two, utilise a front rotor to pull the car up, and a rear rotor to push the car against the wall while climbing.

“It was a shot in the dark but it works,” Beardsley said.

Brilliant. Here’s the full footage of it in action:

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