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Development of UNI-CUB

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.27 No.1

Summary

Honda has been engaging in development efforts aimed at new personal mobility that allows people to move in harmony with others in indoor spaces, facilities, and other such places where there are people coming and going.
In 2009, Honda announced the U3-X, in 2012 the UNI-CUB, and then in 2013 the UNI-CUB β.
All these are personal mobility devices capable of movement in all directions, which are also sit-on style, inverted pendulum-type, compact devices that fit between the rider’s legs.
This paper describes the technological evolution of the UNI-CUB, which uses the Honda Omni Traction Drive System adopted since the U3-X that enables movement in all directions. This paper will also introduce the implementation in society of this new form of mobility known as the UNI-CUB. The demonstration tests carried out with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation starting in June 2012.

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Author (organization or company)

Wataru YADA(Smart Mobility Development Division)、Yoshiki TATSUTOMI(Smart Mobility Development Division)、Makoto HASEGAWA(Smart Mobility Development Division)

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