Robotic unicycle does the walking for us

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Honda Motor Company unveiled its new UNI-CUB personal mobility device at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan May 15, which allows the rider to control speed, up to 6km per hour, and direction by shifting their own weight.

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The electric device is equipped with Honda's omni-directional wheel drive enabling it to move in all directions including forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally.

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These technologies allow the rider to control speed up to 6km per hour, and move in any direction, turn and stop, all simply by shifting his or her weight.