Homemade Unicycle Can Balance Itself

The vehicle may redefine the concept of personal mobility

By on December 29th, 2011 09:00 GMT

Stephan Boyer, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently created a self-balancing unicycle that looks as a lot of fun to ride.

The new piece of technology is seen in this video as it gets a drive test on some hallway. The machine is still quite small, so you couldn't venture past corridors to use it just yet.

However, within just a few years, the technology that was used to create it may be scaled up so that you could travel to school/work/shopping astride such an invention.

This particular unicycle is called the Bullet, and its main feature is its ability to balance itself. In other words, all you have to do is climb aboard and get going.

For now, it can only travel forwards and backwards, not sideways like more advanced models, Ubergizmo reports.

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