Development of Portable Guide ROBOT with Automatic Obstacle Avoidance Technology
NSK has announced development of specialized guide robot featuring automatic obstacle avoidance technology. The new robot comes with a 360-degree capable front wheel drive. In addition to this NSK has employed CFRP (carbon fiber reinforcement plastic) for the exterior of the robot making the robot 75% lighter than previous model with 50% less volume.
Further to this the new robot is collapsible making it easy for the users to carry it over uneven terrain. The new robot is targeted to be used as a mobility assistance device for the elderly.