Created by an iRobot engineer for his masters thesis, this robot was “designed to efficiently climb up and down full-height stairs.” Though still in the prototype stage, the project does look very promising, especially since it was just a side project. Video after the break.

Now, I think it’s great that iRobot has all of this exciting R&D going on, or if not exactly R&D, at least a lot of people who can get really creative with robots.

[via Botjunkie]