Disney's New Four-Wheeled Robot Goes Wherever the Hell It Wants

Suck it, BB-8!

When they’re not too busy racking up billions with their shiny franchises, Disney is inventing stuff. The latest thing out of the Disney Research workshop is VertiGo, a robot that can drive up walls.

From Disney’s release:

“VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. The robot has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels. One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust.”

This isn’t for sale yet or anything, but knowing Disney, it will be.