In these days Honda is promoting and touring with it’s revolutionary new electric mobility vehicle, that is able to move in all directions and balances on one wheel. Honda unveiled the U3-X personal mobility device already in 2009 and is promoting it ever since acompanied by their humanoid robot Honda ASIMO. The U3-X is a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the rider’s legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking – forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device.
If these little helpers would not cost as much as a laptop, i definitely would have already one cruising around in front of my house. As one of a series of companies, Honda has recently announced a new robotic lawn-mower model, called Miimo. It is able to cut 2-3mm of grass in several runs during a week of operation. Miimo navigates through a combination of timers, controls and sensors and of course around your buried no-go wire line. Miimo is powered by a high performance lithium-ion battery. It is self-charging, constantly monitoring its battery level and returning to its docking station when it needs to recharge. Here you can find the original Honda press release.