Honda unveils UNI-CUB personal mobility device

Tired of walking? Here’s one gadget for you that could ease those tensions from your legs.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. gave a preview of their new UNI-CUB personal mobility device. This device was developed for harmony with people. It features a compact design and comfortable saddle. The UNI-CUB gives its users the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person can do while he is walking.

This is an upgrade of its predecessor the U3-X personal mobility device that the Japanese company that the company announced way back 2009. The UNI-CUB has Honda’s proprietary balance control technology and omni-directional driving wheel system.

These technologies enable the user to control the speed of the UNI-CUB, go to any direction, abruptly stop and turn. The user has only to shift his weight to easily maneuver the device.

Beginning June of this year, Honda will conduct demonstrations to test the UNI-CUB with Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. This test shall also explore all other applications of the UNI-CUB in a number of environments.

The UNI-CUB is a member of the Honda Robotics family of technologies. Honda’s first devices that are part of the technology are humanoid robots including the popular ASIMO.

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