Honda’s latest mobility vehicle is called the UNI-CUB. It’s a little unicycle looking device that measures about 29-inches tall. The seat height can be adjusted up to 32 inches high, putting the riders face even with other pedestrians.
Self-balancing unicycles aren’t a brand new concept, but other than the Ryno motorcycle, I really haven’t seen much footage of them in action. Apparently, I even missed their appearance on Mythbusters back in 2009, which I thought I watched religiously.
Unicycles used to be strictly for clowns in the circus. Occasionally the clown would let a monkey ride one. Those were truly terrifying times. But now anyone can ride one and soon, you’ll be able to ride a unicycle that can hit breakneck speeds of up to 20mph.
This jolly little robot gets around not by walking or crawling, but by rolling along on a single unicycle wheel.
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.