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Friday Funny: Honda Helps the World Become Even Lazier

For those who thought having to stand to use a Segway required far too much exertion, Honda has introduced the Uni-Cub, a radical new way for humans to avoid ever having to be upright again.
July 27, 2012, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Do you hate having to stand and walk to get from the couch to the bathroom, or from your office chair to the printer? Well Honda has the solution for you: the Uni-Cub, "a personal mobility device that lets you glide around the office or the aquarium perched comfortably on what looks like a trash compactor on wheels," writes Deborah Netburn. "Like the Segway, the Uni-Cub allows the rider to control it simply by shifting her weight forward, backward or side to side."

"The Uni-Cub is not on the market yet, but Honda said in June it will start testing the device at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation."

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles Times
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