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Nissan's Idea Of A Personal Mobility Device Is A Pair Of Skis On Stilts

I thought the Honda U3-X was weird, but this personal mobility device prototype by Nissan and AIST actually separates into a whacked out pair of motorised skis on stilts. With its unstable seeming controls, I think I’ll stick to walking.

When the device is in one piece, you can control turns by shifting your weight, but when the sides are split up you’re supposed to lift your feet and step around as if truly on stilts. Great, everything already looks unstable and you want me to lift a foot without a nice soft pile of snow to fall face-first into?

Thankfully, neither Nissan nor the National Advanced Institute of Science and Technology appear to be in any rush to actually market this thing. [Plastic Pals via Engadget]