And it’s not a violation of the laws of physics.
An international team of researchers has created a wheel-shaped robot that can climb slopes on its own.
The robot consists of individual segments that allow it to cling to the ground and even overcome obstacles by climbing up the hill.
The robot consists of individual motors that are connected together to form a circular structure. In this case, each module is connected to plastic handles with a rubber band, located in such a way as to generate the opposite torque. The thrust of the individual motors generates circular vibrations that cause the wheel to stretch and expand in a way that allows it to roll uphill.
It is not yet clear where such a wheel could be used in practice.