Japanese researcher shows robot legs that could replace wheelchairs

A Japanese researcher demonstrated in Tokyo Wednesday a pair of robotic legs that can negotiate stairs and could eventually find use as a wheelchair substitute. “Elderly people using wheelchairs cannot get up and down stairs,” said Atsuo Takanishi, an engineering professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University. “We wanted to create a robot that could do that and walk around rough surfaces.”

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