Inspired by a soft body of a leech — a wall-climbing robot

A research team led by Associate Professor Tomoaki Mashimo at Toyohashi University of Technology has successfully developed a leech-shaped robot, ‘LEeCH,’ which can climb vertical walls. LEeCH is capable of elongating and bending its body without any constraints; just like a leech. Thanks to its flexible body structure and the suction cups, the robot has successfully climbed a vertical wall and even reached to the other side of the wall.
Source: EurekaAlert,