Honda Used ASIMO Technology, Developed One-Wheel Mobility
10, 09. 2009
Unicycle-type U3-X, to be introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Honda unveiled unicycle-type mobility U3-X on September 24 2009.
U3-X applies Honda's advanced technologies, including the balance control technology, developed through the research of ASIMO, a bipedal humanoid robot, as well as its omni-directional driving wheel system. A rider is able to adjust speed and directions with simply leaning to shift body weight. Unlike Segway, in which a rider has to be standing to control, U3-X was designed to reach the ground from the footrest easily, and to keep a rider at the same eye level as pedestrians.
It is 315 millimeters long, 160 millimeters wide, and 650 millimeters high; and its weight is less than 10 kilograms. The installed lithium ion battery enables U3-X to run an hour while fully charged.
The U3-X is scheduled to be exhibited at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 starting October 24, 2009.