March 16, 2005

Robots on Wheels!

Ha, this is so pointless at the moment, but still kinda cool I suppose.

Explaining why Hitachi's Emiew used wheels instead of feet, Toshihiko Horiuchi, from Hitachi's Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, said: "We aimed to create a robot that could live and co-exist with people."

"We want to make the robots useful for people ... If the robots moved slower than people, users would be frustrated."

It moves at a little under 4 miles an hour. Looks to me kinda like a Segway on wheels.


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