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Robot capable of tree climbing

2011-06-21 07:12:12 GMT2011-06-21 15:12:12(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A robot named "Treebot", developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, climbs on a tree in Hong Kong June 20, 2011.The robot has two grippers that dig into bark and allow the device to wriggle up a tree like a caterpillar. It weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs), can carry a camera and is designed to climb trees instead of humans to do health checks on the plants, reported the South China Morning Post.[Photo/Agencies]

A robot named "Treebot", developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, climbs on a tree in Hong Kong June 20, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]

A robot named "Treebot", developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, climbs on a tree in Hong Kong June 20, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]

A robot named "Treebot", developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, climbs on a tree in Hong Kong June 20, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]

A robot named "Treebot", developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, climbed on a tree in Hong Kong June 20, 2011.The robot has two grippers that dig into bark and allow the device to wriggle up a tree like a caterpillar. It weighs less than 1 kg (2.2 lbs), can carry a camera and is designed to climb trees instead of humans to do health checks on the plants, reported the South China Morning Post.

(Agencies)

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