One of the big problems with the Segway is that you still have to stand, which doesn't help one's already tired legs. And mobility-challenged folks are keenly aware of the limitations of wheelchairs when confronted by staircases and inclines.
Engadget posted on a device that may be able to answer both problems. The WL-16III walkbot, a joint project between Waseda University and tmsuk, is a chair with two legs. The 'driver' guides the walkbot with a pair of joysticks.

While the researchers envisioned the Walkbot for elderly or physically-challenged individuals, it's a safe bet that able, but tired, folks will be more that willing to rent them at auto shows or concerts.

[Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News via Engadget]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • Cars for Sale Near You

    Share This Photo X