SCAMP: The Flying, Perching, Climbing Robot

SCAMP - the Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform - is designed to fly, perch, climb, recover from failure, and take off. It operates outdoors on rough vertical surfaces like concrete and stucco walls. The robot was developed at Stanford University's Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab. SCAMP is the first robot to combine flying, perching with passive attachment technology, and climbing. It can also recover from climbing failures, as well as take off when it's ready to fly again. It does all of this outdoors, using only onboard sensing and computation.