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Yet another walking chair
« on: June 07, 2007, 11:15:05 AM »
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After the Einstein robot KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) have developed the Hubo FX-1 chair bot. It is basically a chair with legs and can carry a human weighing upto 100 kgs. The person sitting can control the robot easily using the built in joystick. Each ankle has a 3-axis force/torque sensor which measures the normal force and 2 moments. Each foot has an inclination sensor which measures the angle of the slope. Also, the rate gyro and the inclination sensor of the body allow the device to stabilize itself. HUBO FX-1 is two meters in height, and weighs 150 kg. It requires external power but in the long term KAIST aims to make it battery powered. Future application include carrying old and disabled persons and moving heavy loads. Military is also one of its future applications may be in a decade or so it will be running on fuel cells with a soldier mounted on firing rpg's and chain guns.

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Re: Yet another walking chair
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 07:41:51 AM »
you cannot understand how much I want one of these, can it do stairs?

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Re: Yet another walking chair
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 08:13:45 PM »
Kinda seems like the first stirrings of Mechwarriors coming to life  ;D

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Re: Yet another walking chair
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 09:56:22 PM »
you cannot understand how much I want one of these, can it do stairs?

well this looks like there second addition of this robot type and the first one could do stairs so I dont see why they would get rid of such a feature :-p
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Re: Yet another walking chair
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 04:37:56 PM »
Sweet. Only problem- makes us fat. :P

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Re: Yet another walking chair
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 04:52:30 PM »
haha yeah. I can see this being a nice headway for someone who has lost control of or lost entirely their legs. Next step = sticking some wires in the ol' noggin and paperclippin' them to the legs to make em work!
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