A Robot Climbs a Wall (image) University of Utah Share Print E-Mail Caption ROCR, a climbing robot developed at the University of Utah, is shown in this sequence of photos as it climbs an 8-foot-tall carpeted wall in 15.6 seconds. Mechanical engineer William Provancher says it is the first climbing robot designed to climb efficiently. Credit William Provancher, University of Utah Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.