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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Robot Could Help Disabled to ‘Walk’ - Assistive Technology News - Axistive.com - Robot Could Help Disabled to ‘Walk’ - Assistive Technologies and Assistive Devices for people with a disability

A two-legged robot that can enable the elderly and the disabled to walk has been created by a joint research group of Japan’s Waseda University and Fukuoka-based robot company TMSK (pronounced TAE-MOO-ZAK).

The robot, dubbed “WL -16R3,” is four feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. It can walk on flat roads on its two legs while a human rides on top and steers.

Kentaro Hottori, one of the research staff at the Waseda University says, “This robot can walk only on a flat road for now. But we hope it will be able to help physically handicapped people to move around in the future.”


Robot Could Help Disabled to ‘Walk’ - Assistive Technology News - Axistive.com - Robot Could Help Disabled to ‘Walk’ - Assistive Technologies and Assistive Devices for people with a disability

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