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|1. (WO2017184398) HYBRID ADHESION SYSTEM FOR CLIMBING AND METHOD|
|Applicants:||THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER LABORATORY, INC.
|Inventors:||CARTER, David, J.
MCFARLAND, William, W.
|Title:||HYBRID ADHESION SYSTEM FOR CLIMBING AND METHOD|
A hybrid adhesion system (100) includes an adhesion head (170) including at least one suction cup (105) and a handle (115) and a vacuum generator (175) mechanically coupled to the adhesion head. The vacuum generator includes at least one pneumatic cylinder (120) having an internal volume (135) in fluid communication with the at least one suction cup and a piston (130) having a piston rod (145) mechanically coupled to a manual actuator (210,215).