Mini Robot Climbs Water and Gas Pipes To Inspect Them

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 Micro Miracle Bot?

A bunch of researchers from Japan’s University of Electro-Communications have conjured a mini robot which is capable of moving around freely within water and gas pipes as long as they measure 10cm or more in diameter. This robot will move about inside these pipes as long as they’re made out of iron, since it relies on magnetic feet to get around and about. Features include a CCD camera, a LED light and a built-in battery to get you started.

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Home Chare: Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined

Home Chare:  Wheelchair, Bed and Stair Climber Combined 

Home Chare

For the disabled or the infirm, there are a large number of expensive pieces of equipment to help you get around and live your day to day life. There’s the wheelchair, the stair climber and the sick bed, all of which involve moving from one to the other. The Home Chare, however, combines all three, removing the need to be lifted from one apparatus to another.

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