For next year's Consumer Electronics Show, Hyundai unveiled the Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED), a four-wheeled platform designed to help you move items around the home.
The particularity of the machine, in fact, is its vocation to transport objects through difficult paths or through irregular surfaces. All while maintaining an adjustable wheelbase and flexible steering angles.
The MobED has three motors and a top speed of 18 mph (30 km / h), at least according to Mashable. It is 67cm long, 60cm wide and 33cm tall and weighs 50kg (110lbs) which makes it quite heavy and not very easy to carry around.
A versatile platform (and approach)
The step of the robotic platform it can be contracted to 45cm for more complicated maneuvers and extended up to 65cm when a wider base is needed to go faster.
Since essentially it is a flat surface with wheels attached, the MobED can carry almost anything you would need. Hyundai's intended use examples for this platform are rather bizarre. The brand suggests the robot could deliver cocktail glasses filled with alcohol without dropping a single one. Or even a stroller, although I wouldn't swear the baby is included.
The robot could be used in large places such as stadiums, exhibitions or even airports to move objects quickly.
And While it's not recommended to leave a baby in the stroller to whiz around the house, the MobED is sure to make a fun housekeeper if you need help fetching the newspaper or a cup of coffee.