MIT’s RoboScooter: high on scooter, short on robo

Indeed, MIT Media Lab RoboScooter prototype would be much more intriguing if it had a kind of autopilot button, and although this may well emerge in the future, it seems that the first models will still require human intervention . Nevertheless, the ultra-compact vehicle is fully electric, and apart from the exchangeable batteries in support, it can also be folded for easy transport. In addition, its creators boast that the whole rig is built from only 150 pieces, which makes life on the assembly line that much easier. Granted, even the engineers are realizing that scooters do not stand much chance in America, but if all goes well, this could start bugger Asian conqueror streets next year.

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