Well almost… but technology is pretty amazing!
A robotic wheelchair with wheels that behave like legs can step onto curbs and up short flights of stairs. The technology could be revolutionary for people with limited mobility.
The wheelchair is under development at Chiba Institute of Technologyin Japan. It looks like a typical wheelchair that rolls along on four wheels, but when it reaches a step, a suite of sensors assesses the obstacle, adjusts the chair accordingly and maneuvers its wheels like legs to get over the hurdle.
The chair also has a few other tricks, including the ability to line all its wheels and stabilizers up in a straight line in order to pivot in a tight circle. This comes in handy when a person needs to turn around in a tight hallway, for example.
SWEET! With the upcoming Exoskeleton weapon that should be invented soon and this walking wheelchair mayhem of death, there will be nothing to stop the disabled army! Well as soon as they weaponize this technology for us at least. One can dream right?
Read the full “nbcnews” article HERE