Latest in Baby

Image credit:

Wii Balance Board-controlled robot a hit with toddlers in Ithaca (video)

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

How could we resist a story involving robot-powered babies? The Ithaca College Tots on Bots project aims to mobilize infants with physical disabilities by setting them atop a "mobile robot" equipped with a Wii Balance Board to let the young operator steer by leaning -- which, it turns out, works pretty well. Additionally, the vehicle uses sonar to avoid nasty crashes and a remote control that an adult can use to take control. Further study has to be made before any long term developmental benefits can be ascertained, but in the meantime it does look like a lot of fun. See it in action after the break.





All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI says its full client list was stolen

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI says its full client list was stolen

View
Ava DuVernay teams with 'Star Wars' veteran on Amazon sci-fi series

Ava DuVernay teams with 'Star Wars' veteran on Amazon sci-fi series

View
Starbucks embraces fake meat, starting in Canada

Starbucks embraces fake meat, starting in Canada

View
PlatinumGames' first original project looks like Ant-Man meets Godzilla

PlatinumGames' first original project looks like Ant-Man meets Godzilla

View
GrubHub+ gets you free deliveries and cashback for $10 a month

GrubHub+ gets you free deliveries and cashback for $10 a month

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr