Spider-Man fans rejoice! The US military has developed special gloves coated with a specialized cloth called ‘Geckskin’that would let soldiers scale vertical walls. These gloves are coated with a reversible adhesive elastomer that cling to surfaces the same way that the gecko’s feet do. Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.
Darpa demonstrated the latest version of its Geckskin by having a 218-pound researcher (saddled with 50 pounds of recording gear) scale a 25-foot tall glass wall. The Z-Man programs aims to develop biologically inspired climbing aids to enable warfighters to scale vertical walls constructed from typical building materials, while carrying a full combat load, and without the use of ropes or ladders.