Honda Uni-Cub Personal Mobility Device And Drone Cams Used To Dazzel In New OK Go Music Video

Robots... they're taking over! That's a refrain we've heard for years, of course, but you have to wonder how close we're actually getting when they start to appear in popular music videos. Honda's Uni-Cub, described as a 360-degree personal mobility device, is shown front-and-center in OK Go's latest music video. Granted, the band has a penchant for oddities when it comes to crafting videos to showcase their songs, but this is certainly one of the most interesting uses to date.

The song, "I Won't Let You Down," has been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube, and much of the attention has come to the robot within. In the video, OK Go's members ride the Uni-Cub in a synchronized maneuver with dancers. Essentially, it shows off just how flexible and nimble the robot is, which makes a major leap forward in that department compared to robots in the past. Honda has developed a proprietary driving wheel system that originates from the research into humanoid robots, represented by ASIMO. Those advancements enable a Uni-Cub rider to "move forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally as freely as walking, simply by shifting body weight and leaning toward the intended direction."

OK Go filmed the video entirely in Japan with a non-stop roll, which makes it all the more impressive. Have a look if you haven't seen it yet. 
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