JTEKT demonstrated the NOBOROT's stair-climbing capabilities at JIMTOF 2012
NOBOROT uses an inverted pendulum model to stand upright while negotiating stairs
The technology could find use in wheelchairs, factory vehicles, and rescue robots
Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Kamata lab are working on a new wheeled robotic vehicle that can climb stairs. Called the NOBOROT, it uses a proximity sensor to detect when it is next to a step and is able to maintain a level posture while ascending and descending to ensure a smooth ride.
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