Joules the Robotic Cyclist

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The skinny little rider you see perched atop the back seat of this tandem is Joules, robot cyclist extraordinaire. He’s the creation of a guy called Chris who, challenged by his son to create an electric tandem that worked via pedal power, more than satisfied the brief.
The nuts-and-bolts robot is powered by a PMG-132 electric motor and, unlike most lazy-assed back-end tandem riders, does all the work himself. Not sure whether I could live with that — I’d probably get so fat from lack of exercise that the tandem would crumple when I got on, and Joules would never forgive me. Catch a video of Joules and Chris after the jump.
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The skinny little rider you see perched atop the back seat of this tandem is Joules, robot cyclist extraordinaire. He’s the creation of a guy called Chris who, challenged by his son to create an electric tandem that worked via pedal power, more than satisfied the brief. (Video & Pics)

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Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device With Bodyweight Support System

It gets harder to get around when you get old, which is why things like walkers and mart carts exist. But Honda wants to make getting around easier with some fancy new technology, which is why it’s introduced some new robo-leg walkers. (Pics)

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World’s First Power Assist Luggage

World’s First Power Assist Luggage

 Finally, a way to cart around my rock collection without getting a hernia

Live Luggage, the powered luggage pioneer has spent five years designing and developing power assisted luggage with the PA (Power Assisted) Series of suit cases. Live Luggage is internationally recognized as the creator of the world’s first power assisted suitcase. The amazing design uses revolutionary pancake/flat wheel technology and includes an Anti-Gravity handle that distributes a major part of the total weight over the powered wheels increasing efficiency and making it much more easily transportable than standard luggage.

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