"Walking Wheelchair" Carries People
According to New Scientist, the device, code named WL-16, uses a series of telescopic poles that serve as legs, and can carry an adult weighing up to 130 pounds. The WL-16 can only step up a few millimeters, but the researchers plan further models that will be able to negotiate stairs. Future models will also feature joystick controls that will allow the user to control speed and direction. Theoretically, the WL-16 and its successors could also carry other robots.
Source: Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends