After the packmule robot, there is now a tree climbing robot (this links to a must-see movie clip).
The robot is being built by researchers from Carnegie Mellon and several other US Universities. It is part of the RiSE project, which aims to build a walking and climbing robot.
The goal of the RiSE project is to create a bioinspired climbing robot with the unique ability to walk on land and climb on vertical surfaces.
This project is funded by the DARPA Biodynotics Program.
Robotics is moving very fast these days. It's fascinating to see all this wonderful technology materialize.