The “MeBot” robotic wheelchair can climb steps on its own

Pittsburgh-based Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL) has developed the first ever robotic wheelchair – the MeBot – capable of climbing steps and mounting curbs on its own. The innovation came up against other systems at the first Cybathlon, which will take place at ETH Zürich in Kloten, Switzerland on October 8. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)