Japan’s Robotics Invention

Posted May 30th, 2010 in Ume's Interests No Comments »

Using technology originally developed for ASIMO the robot, Honda produced a personal mobility device U3-X.  Housed within the large wheel are a series of smaller wheels that can rotate independently, allowing the awkwardly perched user to go forward, backward, side-to-side or diagonally.

I always get overwhelmed by Japanese technology…  I mean, there are similar products such as Segway and Winglet, but Honda keens to point out that this U3-X is portable (less than 10 kg) and easy to use, with fold away footrests and seat cushions.


Honda U3-X

Maybe we will see elderlies using this compact U3-X around the house in near future 🙂


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