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Honda’s bike doesn’t just help a person keep a bike upright, though. The motorcycle also keeps its self upright, even without a rider. The researchers realized that if a bike can stay upright on its own, then why not allow the bike be able to drive itself, so it did. If you’re thinking that Honda has outfitted their research bike with gyroscopes, though, you would be mistaken. Instead the company has taken its Uni-Cub mobility research and applied it to a real-world problem.
This is a toy? Where were these when we were growing up? =) Toy Quest’s Honda Minimoto Sport Racer Bike is as real as real can get! Although maxing out at a mere 10mph, this electric bike features real pneumatic tires, front, side and rear safety reflectors, maximum weight limit of 175 lbs, a “quick charging” system, variable speed control, a welded steel frame and a complete set of tools for quick and easy adjustments to the bike. [From i4u]
Sony has just developed the perfect companion for your dog, a robot human! The SDR-3X will be displayed at ROBODEX 2000, the world’s first exhibition of “Robots as Partner” from November 24-26 in Yokohama, Japan. Honda, on the other hand, unveiled a more sophisticated 1.2m-high robot, the Asimo. Nokia’s latest 9210 Communicator offers full-color screen with 4096 colors, Mobile email, Word, Spreadsheet, Presentation viewer, High speed WWW and WAP, and Mobile multimedia.