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A palm tree climbing robot has been designed, built and tested Fig. 7.
It's not quite a robot takeover, but the streets and sidewalks of dozens of cities around the world have seen a proliferation of hurrying wheeled machines.
This robot has one upper hand and one lower leg. The hand and leg are made from cladded aluminum tubing which encircles the trunk of the tree with provision for varying diameters.
The driving powerCited by: 4. Feb 25, This teleoperated robot means that you can stand very, very far away while the pruning gets done, and the 'bot seems to do quite a good job, able to climb up and down trees Author: Evan Ackerman.
To climb up a tree, the robot goes through a simple series of motions. First, the top segment grips the tree and the bottom segment releases form the tree (if necessary).
Then the spine contracts, pulling the bottom segment up towards the top segment.
Next the bottom segment grips the tree, and afterwards the top segment releases from the treegrind.barted Reading Time: 7 mins.