UNI-CUB from Honda was unveiled, which is a personal mobility device that can be used for individual purposes and for all in public spaces.
U3-X personal mobility concept device was initially announced in the year 2009 and revolutionizing this is the Honda UNI-CUB which features a compact design with comfortable seat. Honda confirms that the Honda UNI-CUB will be very comfortable and will also move in all directions just like a person walking.
Honda UNI-CUB uses Honda’s development of proprietary balance control technology and the world’s 1st omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System) which is been inspired by robotic technologies developed for Asimo, Honda’s humanoid robot.
The technologies used in the Honda UNI-CUB allows the user to control speed, move in any direction, turn and stop, by simply shifting the weight. With machine the user can freely move forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally and race against people who are walking.
The saddle that has been used in Honda UNI-CUB delivers a comfortable seating posture and also to reach the legs to the ground while maintaining eye-level height with other pedestrians.
With Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Honda will conduct demonstration from June 2012 until March 2013.
|Key specifications of UNI-CUB|
|Size (L x W x H)||520 x 345 x 745 mm|
|Seat height||745 – 825 mm|
|Battery type||Lithium-ion battery|
|Maximum speed||6 km/h|
|Application environment||Barrier-free indoor environments|