I’ve written about robotic satellites before, but this is different. First of all, it’s the Europeans and not the Chinese working with robots this time. And the type of robot is interesting, too. It’s not the satellite itself, but it’s what’s on the satellite. The UK DailyMailonline posted this article about robots with the ability to “stick” to a satellite in gecko-like fashion. These robots will be able to clean the satellites and maybe accomplish a little satellite maintenance.
Although I’ve seen “sticky” robots before, this is the first time I’ve heard of it used in conjunction with satellites. It’s an interesting idea. Go to the site to see the video. The robot’s name is Abigaille.