9:30am
PowerNation: Engine Power: Stealth Crate 427: Heads or Tales?
10:30am
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle: Glass Tech 101
9:00am
The Rundown (2003)
11:30am
The Rundown (2003)
2:00pm
Couples Retreat (2009)
5:00pm
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
8:00pm
Playbook 360
8:00pm
Couples Retreat (2009)
11:00pm
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Toshiba's Wheelie Robot is a Couch Potato's Dream Come True

by bradiger   March 12, 2010 at 5:37PM  |  Views: 106

If you're the kind of person who at times finds themselves frustrated by the idea of having to get up from a lounging position to, say, feed yourself, Toshiba has a new robot that's right up your alley.

The Wheelie is a Segway-ish autonomous helper robot designed to be able to negotiate a living space via its stereo cameras, laser guidance to estimate its own distance from objects, and retractable runners on the front and back to keep it from toppling should it ever suffer an abrupt power failure.

The video also shows the Wheelie on waiter duty, trucking around town with dinner on its head. That sounds great in theory, until you realize that someone has to, you know, make the food and put it on the robot's head. Could spell the end of the line for busboys, though.

 

Source: PlasticPals

Most Liked Videos This Week

THE DAILY FOUR

SPIKE on facebook