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...to have in a one story house...
@k10josummPointless? I guess you think segways are pointless also...
Great technology though; would be best suited for helping the disabled.
Yes, except for the whole `subtle muscle movements controlling the device thing` Hell, even remaining upright on that thing without outside assistance would be impossible for a paraplegic.
Here is an English version, for those not fluent in Japanese.
It`s a cool gadget and fun. That isn`t useless.
A few of those at work and you have a race ready to go! It would be a useful team-building exercise. Well, that`s an excuse for having a laugh at work in the lunch hour.
Also, it`s just the thing for getting around a space station :)
Why, yes it is. Only lots of times more intriguing.
And what do spinning rims do? Along with fuzzy dice and hula dancing figures in your car? Nothing. Yet people still buy the crap.
+1000 amazing points for japanese creativity.
Anyway, if you want an English explanation, it can be found at TopGear. And some other places probably.