Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

by Lambert Varias

A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its four-wheel drive and its two axles.

robotic wheelchair legs chiba institute of technology

The wheelchair has built-in sensors that determine how to navigate the surrounding terrain. All the rider needs to do is point the joystick in the direction he wants to go and the wheelchair will figure out how to get there. It’s also kind enough to keep the seat level at all times even when moving on uneven ground. Finally, the wheelchair also has stabilizers that it can use to rotate in place, meaning it can easily turn 180º even in tight spaces.

I foresee a future X-Games division for walking wheelchair tricks.

[via DigInfo.TV via Ubergizmo]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. Max says:

    Looks like tachikoma’s ancestor

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

The Walking Dead Official Beer: Zombeer

The Walking Dead Official Beer: Zombeer

Mass Effect Liara Figure is Big, Blue and Beautiful

Mass Effect Liara Figure is Big, Blue and Beautiful

Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don\

Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don't Care

DIY Candle Holders Inspired by the Stones from The Fifth Element

DIY Candle Holders Inspired by the Stones from The Fifth Element

Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher

Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by