Invention

I'll wait for the bicycle version

Posted by: Matthew Trost

It takes a certain courage to look at the design of nearly every ground vehicle that exists and say, “You know the real problem with these? They run on wheels.” A stunned silence descended over the TED office as this amazing demo video hopped from email to email, and we think you may react the same. Or, possibly, by shrieking.

The inspiration for this vehicle is Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures and, we suspect, Dean Kamen’s Segway.