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AIST & Nissan’s Unit-Type Mico-Mobility Device

Remember those ski-less skis we looked at a few weeks ago?  Well, they’ve finally been caught on video.  Dr. Toshinobu Takei of Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) demonstrates his “Unit-type Micro-Mobility” device at the 2009 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo Nov. 25. The prototype robot skates move automatically when the user leans forward. Top speed: 4 km/h.

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[source: Loving the Machine]

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