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[DPRG] Re: honda unicycle

Subject: [DPRG] Re: honda unicycle
From: David M Wilson davidmw at tx.rr.com
Date: Thu Sep 24 17:29:03 CDT 2009

For those that like watching the video but skipped the text:

"What makes the U3-X particularly interesting is it has the regular  
large wheel of a unicycle, but that wheel is actually made up of  
several small wheels in a series, which can rotate independently,  
meaning that the device can go forward, backward, side-to-side and  
diagonally, all being controlled with a simple lean."


On Sep 24, 2009, at 5:26 PM, dpa wrote:

> Howdy,
> Omni-wheels can ROLL in an arbitrary direction (somewhat) but would be
> very hard to DRIVE in an arbitrary direction, I think, especially for
> the tiny adjustments needed for balance in 3D.    This is more likely
> the CMU type design:
> <http://www.suicidebots.com/2006/12/23/cmu-ballbot/ >
>> So might the "wheel" be something like a driven omni-wheel???
> <Ahh, just caught email from Anton asking same as I send>
> Cheers!
> dpa
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