SLOTH by George Vastianos

SLOTH - Rope Climbing Robot

SLOTH is a robot that is used for rope climbing. Studying the anatomy
and moving of a real biological sloth animal has inspired SLOTH's
mechanical design and its climbing gaits. SLOTH robot is constructed
by three small servos and is controlled through an SSC II serial servo
controller. The maximum climbing speed of this 0,25Kgr and 20cm long
robot is 60 meters per hour. SLOTH robot can be used as a telepresence
robotic system by carrying a small video camera to offer "visual access"
in places where access by human presence is difficult and dangerous
(like earthquake affected buildings, poisonous and toxic gas trapped
rooms etc).

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