Over a million hits on its youtube channel thus far the Vertigo wall climbing robot, from Disney Research is one cool looking gadget. The video depicts a two wheel steering, 4 wheeled model with outstanding agility in various environments. It can be controlled extremely easily, drives at fast speeds, including zero turn capabilities.
In partnership with ETH Zurich, the innovative concept’s two tiltable propellers provide it with the thrust it needs to transition from normal ground driving to driving vertical up a wall.
The Vertigo robot is able to stay upright as the thrust from the propellers pushes against the wall, allowing it to drive with terrific speed. Disney Research stated on its website https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/vertigo/ “choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor-to-wall transition, thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.”
As yet there are no plans for a public or commercial release, however personally, I think it would be the hottest birthday or Christmas present of 2016, if the Vertigo Robot was put on the shelves.