Wearable Robot lets you carry friends on your back

Developed by researchers at Japan's Tsumaki Telerobotics Laboratory at Yamagata University, the Wearable Robot offers us a new tool that may change the lives of the elderly and disabled around the world. The set-up is essentially a telepresence mechanism that attaches a robotic camera to a mobile person.

A person sitting at a stationary location can then wirelessly control the robot's movement and view the current landscape position of the robot and the wearer. You can see video of the wearable robot in action here.

Via Technabob