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Honda shows off unicycle

2012-05-15 10:32

Tokyo - Look, no hands. Scooting about in a unicycle is no sweat with Honda's new robotics technology.

Swaying your body from side to side is all you need to do to turn, rotate full circle and zip around on the Uni-Cub, which looks a bit like a floating car seat.

Reporters got a test ride on the machine on Tuesday. It takes some getting used to but responds smoothly and quietly.

Honda Motor Co said Uni-Cub is not dangerous to pedestrians even if it crashes. But it can only be used on flat surfaces.

It will be on display at a Tokyo science museum and go through some tests for feedback. There are no plans yet for a commercial product. Honda declined comment on pricing or timing.

Comments
  • Neil - 2012-05-15 10:53

    Whats the point News24 if there is no picture or external link?

      Sheralee - 2012-05-15 12:50

      They're not a proper news site - more of a news feed site - that's why no pics.

  • Neil - 2012-05-15 11:00

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUiSSw97EpI

      Grant - 2012-05-15 11:14

      Thanks Neil - way to bail out the author! ;) Looks cr@p though! Ha ha

      Grant - 2012-05-15 11:14

      Thanks Neil - way to bail out the author! ;) Looks cr@p though! Ha ha

  • Man - 2012-05-15 12:33

    That is no unicycle. At best it is a unicycle with training wheel. I would use it in a office but not outside. No way.

  • thelittlegreenhouse - 2012-05-15 16:56

    But does it come in Type R? ;-)

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