Honda's U3-X unicycle

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  1. doctorie
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    Honda on Wednesday unveiled the U3-X, a stool with a unique directional wheel system that allows it to travel diagonally, as well as right, left, forward, and backward.

    It's basically a robotic unicycle.

    The device is able to readjust itself so that instead of riders having to constantly balance themselves, the robotic unicycle does the compensating.


     
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    Cool gizmo but...... Walk IMO. Don't need another reason for more people to get fat.
     
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    Man its like a fancy wheel chair! Kinda cool but seems useless.
     
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    I think it will find its use in robotics...
     
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    doesn't this take out all the skill that is required to ride a unicycle? heh
     
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    If they can figure out how to keep that balance with a bipedal configuration, BAM one step close to robot legs.

    It'll be a risky procedure, but I think it'll be worth it.
     
  7. I'm thinking that the thing has a weight limit. Plus, it might be useful for people who're recovering and can walk but can't do much else yet or walk for a long time.

    Besides, it's not blindingly fast so walking will still have merit, even if it is just for the sake of speed.
     

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