Baby strollers go robotic
CHARLES Bombardier’s latest idea is to update the old baby stroller.
His Mujïn concept requires no parent to push it; instead, the Mujïn will follow parents as they walk or jog. Each Mujïn will be paired with its baby and parents, to follow orders given only by the parents.
Bombardier said he asked Xavier Gordillo to create images for the idea, and Gordillo took inspiration from the robotic wheelchair invented by Dean Kamen, which can also climb stairs. In his column in Canada’s Globe and
Mail, Bombardier said: “The stairclimbing system would need to be developed further. We thought about using a system similar to the Ibot wheelchair and having the wheels rotate going upstairs or downstairs ... Parents would probably want to keep their hands on the Mujïn while it’s climbing or descending stairs but the Mujïn could accomplish this on it’s own too. It would also be possible to use the Mujïn like a conventional stroller.” — WR.
Futurustic strollers that follow the parents.