We admit it’s a bit gimmick, but [Adam Beedle’s] Spider robot It does make us smile. A small robot can launch a “net” and use it to swing. It’s hard to imagine, but the following video will make everything clear. It can also use cables to climb walls, a bit.
The robot’s ability to throw the 3D printed hook onto the tether is excellent. The details are few, but it looks like the mechanism is spring-loaded with a servo motor to release it. Even with a little rope behind it, the range of the hook is impressive and can support its weight when the robot rolls up on its own. There is even a release mechanism that reminds us of Batman instead of Spiderman.
If we are to be completely autonomous, we will consider the visual system. On the other hand, you may be able to judge a lot by the tension on the cable and some method of measuring its angle from the robot. If you come up with a practical use for any of them, we would love to see it.
We have seen robots that can fly, jump, and climb walls before. We don’t remember swaying like Tarzan.