wallclimber

wallclimber

(ˈwɔːlˌklaɪmə)
n
a glass-walled elevator whose shaft is on the exterior wall of a building
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Some of the fascinating projects demonstrated by students were Rekhta, an Urdu typing and transliteration software that can be used with any browser; Simba, a fourlegged robot that can entertain people and share their load; Robosec, a small robot equipped with nightvision that provides security at night; Istarfaa, a platform that can levitate particles using sound waves; Qufl, a digital locking system that ensures foolproof security; Celox, an automated and secure table saw; Wallclimber, a robot that climbs walls and cleans glass windows of skyscrapers and Hugo, a robot that gauges human emotions and attempts to mimic them.
The only overtly figurative elements are the World Bank globe logos, carved repetitively in sandstone balustrades; while the wallclimber lift could be taken for a (perhaps ironic) reference to the corporate world of international investment banking.