December 1, 2009

Beam Me Up, KAIST

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KAIST engineers at HuboLab built HUBO FX-1 to assist the elderly and/or infirm. The 2m tall oversized chair resembles the command center on the Enterprise, weighs 150kg and can carry up to 100kg. It walks forward, backwards, and sideways, and is controlled by a built-in joystick. The company is working on getting it to climb stairs as well as increase its speed.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 1, 2009 8:55 PM
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