Helios IX is the brand new rescue robot developed by Tokyo Institute of Technology for usage in post-disaster situations, where volunteer workers or rescuers are basically exhausted. Helios IX is designed with capability to open doors, pick up objects as well as climb stairs, up and down.

Let’s roll following video to see Helios IX rescue robot in action…

The interesting point about Helios IX is on the semi-autonomous operation, meaning that it could be operated with remote-control of otherwise it could analyze the appropriate action by making calculation about the distance and object. Helios IX also capable to use its arms when climbing up or down the stairs.


Tokyo Institute of Technology’s researchers are confidence that Helios IX would become a useful aid in post-disaster situation, making it proof to various situation, including dust, water and radiation-proof whenever necessary.

[ Source: CrunchGear ; Tokyo Institute of Technology ]