I would be giddy as a schoolgirl if in 10 years time everyone was gliding around on one of these things.
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This creates a whole new meaning to lazy. before you know it we'll be repacing EVERY stair with a wheelchair ramp.
Wheelnut raises an interesting idea, really. I bet this kind of thing would be great for someone who's a double leg amputee or one of those rare people who have undergone a hemicorporectomy. Of course, stairs and jumping would still be out of the question, but at least this would give them a compact way to move under their own power.
I wonder if the stabilization system could somehow be hooked up to a set of legs? They're probably working on that somewhere.
It's actually intended for a robot torso, not people. They just put a seat on it to disguise the fact that human beings are fast becoming obsolete.
They should organise demolition derby or jousting with these things.
This is creepy..... Just yesterday I was on the asimo website and I watched this EXACT SAME VIDEO.
Dominic: The website said that the battery life was 1 hour I think...
Dominic brings up a good point. Hopefully it gives you a warning before it shuts off.
So, can that thing pass 4 mph? Well, maybe once the rest of the world also becomes fat off these things, America will also convert to metrics.
top i thought the same thing; working in a lab where you have to get up and sit down at like 4 different stations or roll yourself in a stool like we did, this thing would have been fantastic!
I just wonder how they can make it work properly on hills. The one in this vid is just a slight hill, but a steeper one would cause trouble (because of the power required to balance on hills is different than on level surfaces).
These should have a good indicator that the battery is running dry though...
*rides around for hours*
....battery runs dry without warning
*falls off chair*
HONDA presents the brand new woman transporter!
An easier way to transport womans through empty office buildings.
I wonder what the battery life is like...
It seems like an advanced segway, since those change their speed based on the forward tilt. By the way, did anyone else think the position looked uncomfortable, it looked like it would stress the thigh, something mor like this chair design would work better http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/comfortstore_2106_26395216.
... so.. i can pit a box on it, and it'll try to lean it, but it's just keep going forward...?
Those women look like they're 90 lbs each. I want to see that thing balance a fatty!
I personnally think it's a real boost to mobility. It's seems easy to use and rather simple to handle. I would think this is a GREAT thing for offices and such.
What if you strap a person with no legs to it? Cyborg people!
GREAT!! I won't have to use my legs anymore!
For general use I can't see these taking off. However, for use in targeted applications, like offices, universities, etc. I can. Sort of like a compact Segway.
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