Monocycle : A Unique Blend of Machine and Human Balancing

This is the world’s first self balancing cycle which can be said to be a unique blend of machine and human balancing. The cycle works on the principle that the rider controls the speed of the cycle by his movement like leaning forward or backward for speeding up or stopping. Also the gadgets used in this device are quite advanced like the accelerometers and gyroscopes which in itself have a lot of balancing algorithms. Overall the device is ideal for short distances in the city as the cyclist is supported by presence of strong electric motor thus ensuring that the rider reaches the destination without much of an effort.

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Designer : Harald Palma


One thought on “Monocycle : A Unique Blend of Machine and Human Balancing

  1. and how is the wheel supported when you have no spokes? If it is held in place by the rim itself somewhere in the main body then it will be under high friction stresses and also poorly balanced (unless the wheel is 100% stiff).

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