When you mention the word ‘Disney’ people tend to think of fun, entertaining and amazing things, which would be a correct assumption. Disney Research Zurich is responsible for inventing many electronic and entertainment ‘stuff’ that can do amazing things, such as their VertiGo – a four-wheeled robot that can drive anywhere, even up walls!
Hard to believe, but it’s true; truly amazing. When wheeled vehicles such as remote-controlled cars encounter a wall they need to go around it or back the way they came, not the VertiGo robot. No, it can drive up walls and the steepest of hills, trees and any vertical upright surface that it can drive on. So, what is it good for?
Well, the VertiGo’s two propellers that provide it thrust are used to press the vehicles to the surface of walls, and that allows for it to dive on the side of buildings or any other upright flat surface. Disney doesn’t disappoint, especially when it comes to innovative ways to amaze and entertain – the VertiGo. You can check out the little four-wheeled robot for yourself, there is a video.
Source – Disney Research