Ascender Systems has designed a patented lightweight robotic solution for climbing up various vertical structures (e.g. poles, pipes, columns). Each "climber" robot can carry and install a "leave-behind" with a personalized customer-selected payload that best meets their needs. Our "climber" can optionally return to the ground to be reused. Customizable "leave-behind" systems can include communications relay, lighting, thermal detections, cameras, and/or satellite uplink.

Core Competencies

  • Robotics and automation
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
  • Emergency Services
  • Mechanical, electrical, and software integration
  • Security and overwatch
  • Solar lighting
  • Communications relay
  • Vertical payload deployment


Ascender Systems enables installation of payloads where ladders and heavy equipment are infeasible (e.g. disaster relief/recovery) or where quick repositioning is required (e.g. police and/or DoD applications). Our system enables communications, lighting, and security monitoring in areas with failed infrastructures or for discreet operations. Each system maintains its own power source and/or solar rechargeable system.

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