New legs, Japan, new legs!

Ryan Block
R. Block|04.26.06

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Ryan Block
April 26, 2006 9:49 AM
In this article: bipedal, robot, waseda, wheelchair, WL-16RIII
New legs, Japan, new legs!
There are already a number of bipedal or bipedal-like bots, exoskeletons, suits, assists, and devices, but Atsuo Takanishi's team at Waseda University, in conjunction with Japanese robot superpower tmsuk, unveiled their new WL-16RIII walkbot. We know they'd be a huge boon to the handicapped, elderly, lazy, and anime-obsessed the world over, but seriously, could you imagine actually walking into a grocery store or a job interview with this thing? We can, and if they cruised into the Engadget offices we'd just be all, "You're hired."
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