OCCRA
Go to Post There are always rules we don't agree with, just like in life. Our character is defined by how we respond. - Mr MOE [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > Other > Dean Kamen's Inventions
CD-Media   CD-Spy  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 05-19-2012, 04:42 PM
JohnBoucher JohnBoucher is offline
Blue Shirt
FRC #0237
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: Watertown, CT
Posts: 2,930
JohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoucher has a reputation beyond repute
Segway Competitor: the Uni-Cub

Honda has a Segway competitor
Reply With Quote
  #2   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 05-19-2012, 05:05 PM
Richard Wallace's Avatar
Richard Wallace Richard Wallace is offline
I live for the details.
FRC #3620 (Average Joes)
Team Role: Engineer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Rookie Year: 1996
Location: Southwestern Michigan
Posts: 4,061
Richard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond reputeRichard Wallace has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Segway Competitor: the Uni-Cub

Video.

Scientific American article.

Definitely not a Segway. It's a dynamically balanced omniwheel unicycle with a trailing transverse powered stabilizer. Cute. But does it solve a real problem, or is it just a geeky gadget?
__________________
Richard Wallace

Mentor since 2011 for FRC 3620 Average Joes (St. Joseph, Michigan)
Mentor 2002-10 for FRC 931 Perpetual Chaos (St. Louis, Missouri)
since 2003

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
(Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein, p. 97)
Reply With Quote
  #3   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 05-20-2012, 02:56 AM
KarenH's Avatar
KarenH KarenH is offline
Mrs. ChrisH
FRC #0330 (Beach 'Bots)
Team Role: Parent
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Posts: 415
KarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond reputeKarenH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Segway Competitor: the Uni-Cub

After watching the video, the only advantage I can see for this is as a more compact ride-on scooter for people with mobility impairments, such as heart patients. But the video only showed young, healthy-looking people using it. There is no seat back or arm rests to provide support for an old or frail person, and the footrests are insubstantial.

The Segway can be used indoors or outdoors, and is faster (12.5 vs 4 mph). It was intended, I believe, as an urban commuter alternative to the automobile. It was not intended as a device for disabled people, though some have used it as such. So I think we're comparing apples and oranges here. Both are the "fruit" of technology.
__________________
Karen Husmann
Ex Robo-widow
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.

The Chief Delphi Forums are sponsored by Innovation First International, Inc.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Chief Delphi