Spider Walker Wows RoboJapan 2008

Posted 16 Oct 2008 at 22:38 UTC (updated 17 Oct 2008 at 00:39 UTC) by Rog-a-matic Share This

robojapan2008walker Inspired by a spider but lacking a few legs, this incredible human-toting walker was shown off at Robo_Japan 2008. Maybe this is the end for wheel chairs, or maybe it's the beginning for Robo-Arachnophobia treatment center franchises - either way, it's very cool. Based on the body profile, I'm guessing its endurance is minimal, and based on its apparent use of small gear motors, I'm guessing its speed is that of a Daddy Longleg on Xanax. Never the less, I predict this concept will advance in future years into a stair-climbing, shopping-assisting, RoboPolo alternative for the masses, competing with the Segway and other modern personal transports.

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