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Old 12-29-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up MIT student builds self-balancing electric unicycle

(PhysOrg.com) -- If ever you go look outside at all the traffic on the road, it's hard to not come to the conclusion that what’s needed is a smaller vehicle; perhaps one that doesn’t take up any more room than the body that it needs to transport. The Segway is a good example, though it does take up more ground space than a person simply standing. Lucky thing we have smart people like Stephan Boyer, a student at MIT who has created an electric unicycle that not only does some self-stabilizing, but is an actual functioning vehicle which he uses to get himself around the school campus.



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Old 12-29-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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neat but not really any better than a bicycle in terms of being a smaller vehicle.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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Very cool, but the implication that we should all be commuting on those is a bit ridiculous.
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Two words: roller blades.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Sorry, stopped reading after this:

If ever you go look outside at all the traffic on the road, it's hard to not come to the conclusion that what’s needed is a smaller vehicle; perhaps one that doesn’t take up any more room than the body that it needs to transport.
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