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Stanford-Engineered Gloves Let User Climb Walls Like a Lizard

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Gloves and footwear engineered by Stanford grad student Elliot Hawkes and his team allow the user to scale walls like a gecko.

“You keep expecting to slip off, and when you don’t, it surprises you. It’s pretty exhilarating,” Hawkes said on Stanford’s website.

He developed a reusable adhesive that creates a strong bond but can also release with very little effort.

Watch a video below:

Hawkes’ device can only support up to 200 pounds. For now.

Read more about it here.