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Category: Robotic Gadgets
The Volocopter by e-volo is a completely novel, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) manned aircraft, which cannot be classified in any known category. The fact that it was conceived of as a purely electrically powered aircraft sets it apart from conventional aircraft.
Check out the robot suit , i think this one is quite famous now , but the good news now is that its going to be mass produced so it would be sold for affordable price ,so that the elderly people would be able to walk again.
Honda Motor Co. unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device, designed for harmony with people. Featuring a compact design and comfortable saddle, UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking.
The Solowheel from Inventist, Inc. is simultaneously an advanced form of low-energy, zero-emission, ultra-portable transportation and a modern version of Thor’s prehistoric wheel from “B.C.” Not that self-balancing people movers are anything new, even in modern times.
The best known product in this category is the Segway. The main difference between a Segway and a Solowheel is size. The Segway has two wheels and a long handle for the “driver” to hang on to. By contrast, the Solowheel is just what it sounds like – a single wheel, but one with a small handle on top so that when you’ve finished using it for transportation, you can pick it up and carry it with you.
Cybernics research aims to enhance health and vitality through robot suits. The word Cybernics comes from cybernetics, mechatronics and informatics. But this field also requires neurology, behavioral science, robotics, IT, physiology and psychology.
This robot was originally designed as a request from the creator’s son, which probably explains its simplicity. It is also very practical, and shows off its impressive movements in the beginning of the video (see the end of this post), especially when it doesn’t have a human to carry. Besides the before-mentioned scurrying of its legs, it doesn’t have any features designed to look like an insect, yet its biological-like gait is more than enough to give it a life-like spontaneity.