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Unicycle Robot by Murata has Much Better Balance Than Me

by Paul Strauss
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This jolly little robot gets around not by walking or crawling, but by rolling along on a single unicycle wheel.

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Murata’s Seiko-chan (Murata Girl) self-balancing unicycle robot first came onto the scene back in 2008, but has recently been upgraded so it can tool along 3 times faster than the original. An ultrasonic sensor and camera help Seiko keep on the straight and narrow, avoiding obstacles along the way.

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Seiko-chan can now turn on a 2-centimeter radius, and can even balance itself on a narrow balance beam (I’d love to see her make her way along a tightrope someday).

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If you happen to be attending the CEATEC show in Japan from October 6th through 10th, you’ll be able to see Seiko-chan up close and personal. Other than getting bloggers like me to write about them, I can’t think of too many practical uses for a balancing unicycle ‘bot, can you?

[via Robonable via Plastic Pals]




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Comments (1):

  1. biggles says:

    one day you will get old and fall over
    this robot could carry you across the rope bridge
    down the fallen tree to the bottom of the valley
    so that you can drink from the river
    you will die because the river is polluted
    but you died by the river
    everyone else died in the robot factory

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