A Micro Tugs robots can pull more than their own weight. This is like the noble ant or the sassy-yet-lovable tugboat, This robots, which is made by Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab, used a “controllable adhesive” plate. By this plate its sticks to surfaces only when the robots shear pressure is applied. The team see that In one case a 12 gram robot was able to pull objects 2,000 times its own weight !!!!!!!!!
the researchers wrote to see that, “This work of the robot is equivalent of a human adult dragging a blue whale around on land,”
How does it work?
When the robot needs to pull an object its use two simple wheels to scoot around and then drops onto its sticky belly. But when it A built-in winch then pulls the object briefly. It can repeat this process continuously. The robot can pull huge objects without much trouble.
The ultimate goal of the project is to create a robot which can be drag heavy objects into difficult areas. Also a great thanks to the controllable adhesive pad. Because for the controllable adhesive pad the robot can drag objects across any relatively smooth surface. Although there have some weakness because you won’t be able to go crawling in the grass, tile, glass and concrete are fair game by this robot.