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Robots inspired by Segway balancing act
11 February 2005
AS ONE, Segfrieda and I zoom past trash cans and dingy doughnut shops through the damp streets of Oakland, California. If I lean forwards, forwards we glide. If I lean backwards, backwards we glide. If I do neither, we simply balance on our own two wheels, as paradoxically stable as a hippopotamus on a beach ball.