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  • Gecko Robotics Does The Heavy Inspecting At Power Plants To Prevent Human Fatalities

    Y Combinator-backed Gecko Robotics is hoping to save a few human lives at our nation’s power plants with wall-climbing robots. Gecko’s proprietary magnetic adhesion technology works much like the sticky foot of a gecko, allowing its robots to crawl up walls to inspect for damage along the way. A human would normally be the checker, but that presents an often dangerous situation. Read More

  • Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google Acquires Gecko, Which Did Mechanical Design For The Original FitBit

    Google has acquired Gecko Design, a firm operating out of Los Gatos, California, to help with its Google X special projects laboratory. The acquired company has done design work for a number of high-profile clients, including Aliph (Jawbone), Dell, HP, Slingmedia, OLPC and FitBit. It did all of the mechanical design work behind the original activity tracker FitBit debuted at TechCrunch50 in… Read More

  • Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

    Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

    The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life. But as with any major shift in technology, we’re certainly not there yet. For those of us who are growing impatient, might I introduce… Read More

  • Screenshot of T-Mobile's Sidekick Gecko browser [Update]

    Sort of a disappointment, but at least we know it’s out there. Doesn’t look much different than what’s on the LX right now. More Gecko details here. Totally fake! Read More

  • Wall-Climbing Robot Is Speedy

    A robot at Carnagie Mellon University is turning heads and giving reason to go “Oooh!” and “Ahhh!” The robot climbs walls at the rate of six-centimeters a second, which is pretty fast if you click the link and watch the video. That little bugger flies! It’s able to stick to the wall by using gecko-like suction pads that stick to the surface it’s climbing. Read More