Todder-Sized Robotic Chairs Help Kids With Disabilities Get Around

When a one-year-old has difficulty with movement, it impairs brain development, since researchers say babies form neural connections through exploration of their environment. How do you get around this? With a bad-ass robotic chair. » 10/02/09 4:00pm 10/02/09 4:00pm

Oki's Comfy Leopard Office Chair Has a Robot Leg at Heart

You may have thought the Embody » 11/05/08 9:10am 11/05/08 9:10am chair was all very high-tech...but it's got nothing on Oki's protoype Leopard chair. It's got a robot-leg in its design. Based on Oki's well-named Robot Leg walking robot, the chair is motorized: when empty it perches up in the air, waiting for your butt to settle against it. When you…

RFID Robotic Chair Follows You Around For Constant Seating

Dutch designer Jelte van Geest's RFID-enabled robotic chair is for Openbare Bibliotheek Endhoven, and it's fantastic. What you do is swipe your RFID-enabled library card in front of the chair's sensor, which then follows you (or your card) around the library so you always have somewhere to sit. Once you cross a line… » 6/15/08 2:00pm 6/15/08 2:00pm

Robot Chair That Reassembles Itself

We don't have much details on this other than it's an Interactive and Dynamic Art project, and that it's made by the members of the D'Andrea Group: Max Dean, Raffaelo D'Andrea and Matt Donovan. The chair can disassemble itself instantly, and then proceed to slowly put itself back together again. From the video, we… » 4/20/06 10:18am 4/20/06 10:18am