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If the looks of this wheelchair aren't enough to scare you away, then wait till you hear what it can do. Created by Swedish researcher Sven Ronnback, the intelligent wheelchair has the ability to drive itself, navigating through obstacles and open areas with equal ease. It has a distance-metering sensor that tells it when it approaches an object and when it should turn. Unlike other robotic wheelchairs, this one can also be operated remotely via the Internet. Why you'd need to operate your wheelchair remotely is beyond me, though having the option to do so is kinda cool. Still, I think I'd stick with my Tank Chair instead.


The Autonomous Wheelchair [GizMag]