Solar-powered rollerblading robot carries you to work on a chariot of humiliation (video)
In this article: Bob Schneevis, BobSchneevis, chariot, electric, Grant Grundler, GrantGrundler, maker faire, maker faire bay area, maker faire bay area 2011, MakerFaire, MakerFaireBayArea, MakerFaireBayArea2011, rollerblading, skating, solar, solar electric robot chariot, solar power, SolarElectricRobotChariot, SolarPower, transport, video
robotic Roman warrior has now developed something he calls the Solar Electric Robot Chariot. Showcased at this year's Maker Faire Bay Area, Schneevis' single-motor, bot-drawn carriage features a set of battery-juicing solar panels and an array of cameras that control its chauffeur's mechanized movements. The bot, meanwhile, glides around on a pair of rollerblades and is designed to move its legs in the same way humans do -- with the only difference being that humans don't rollerblade anymore. Skate past the break to see the chariot coast around a parking lot with Mitchell Goosen-like grace.
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. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.