After the violin-playing robot in the video above, we get a look at Toyota's Mobility Robot (or MR), which we told you about yesterday. MR reminds me a lot of Toyota's I-Real, which was on display at the Tokyo Auto Show and seemed very close to production. There are a handful of a good designs for chair vehicles and clever, new wheelchair designs like Dean Kamen's iBot. Although I think a Segway (another Kamen invention) with a chair added is a better design than the iBot. You can check out a video of Josep Mora's Segway wheelchair design below the fold. I really hope these type of vehicles take off.
- MagicWheels can add mileage to your wheelchair
- MTV and Xzibit: Pimp my Wheelchair!
- Suzuki working on the MIO, a hydrogen fuel cell wheelchair. Who wants one?