We have seen the future and it’s the WL-16RIII Walkbot — developed at Waseda University in Japan. Designed for the disabled, elderly, or just plain lazy, the Walkbot makes descending a flight of stairs much easier — though it doesn’t look very safe. It’s powered by a 850-Mhz Intel Pentium 3 processor and has two joysticks to control movement. Video clip after the jump.

It’s still in development though, as it’s rather slow and has weight limitations.

[via OhGizmo!NewLaunches]

We have seen the future and it’s the WL-16RIII Walkbot — developed at Waseda University in Japan. Designed for the disabled, elderly, or just plain lazy, the Walkbot makes descending a flight of stairs much easier — though it doesn’t look very safe. It’s powered by a 850-Mhz Intel Pentium 3 processor and has two joysticks to control movement. Video clip after the jump.

It’s still in development though, as it’s rather slow and has weight limitations.

[via OhGizmo!NewLaunches]