Pole Climbing Robot, Please Help!? Hi, I have been given a project for Mechanical Engineering 1st year. We have been given no ideas and I cannot go to the lecturers for any help and I do not have any previous knowledge even on the basics. Guidlines are as follows:"Design an robot capable of climbing a standard scaffolding pole to a height of 5m while carrying a load of 5 standard size engineering bricks. It must automatically stop at a height of 5m, then wait 30 seconds during which the bricks are manually removed before automatically reversing and finally stopping at the bottom" 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution My initial ideas are four very high friction wheels incorporated into a sort of 'ring' that clamps around the scaffolding pole and some sort of tray with a hole to accomodate for the pole which attaches on top of this ring to carry the bricks. I haven't even thought about motors or any electronics as of yet, but how does this idea sound to you guys? Is it possible for the wheels to provide enough friction to withstand the weight of 5 bricks?