Autonomous esk8? The tech is here NOW. NVIDIA Jetson


#1

Would you ride an Electric Skateboard that takes you place’s autonomously?

Just select your destination, stand on and go.


#2

Not for me, I enjoy the way to find new routes and turn the board with my body!


#3

I don’t think it’s mentioned in the video, but the MIT team replaced the standard ESC with VESC, utilizing its servo control port for steering.


#4

well that’s kinda obvious. But no one is asking to make a comparaison between eboarding and this. That’s like skaters saying they don’t like eboarding because they like to push. You can like both.


#5

I think this type of technology will be the tipping point for majority of the population to buy LEV

Skateboarding is a learned skill, remove the need to learn a new skill and you remove the barrier to mass adoption.

This could be the technology that disrupts walking.


#6

So do you ride skateboards cus it’s fun or for a novelty? or just to commute? If you ride just to commute, what makes you choose a skateboard over a bycle or scooter or other more safe options for commuting?

To me this sounds unsafe, the rider needs to be in control of a skateboard, You guys are talking about some floating wheel chair like in Wall’e. Is this a skateboarding forum a d Wall’e chair building forum for lazy people?

Not to mention I see old and disabled people in those fancy high speed chairs already, I even raced a dude one on the street for fun, his machine was pretty quick already…put auto stuff in those where people lack the ability to drive or control them…seems a more worthy goal than an autonomous skate…


#7

The beauty of electric Skateboards is that they are fairly simple device’s. I’m not 100% convinced that more ore tech will make the experience better.

But new technology always finds a way to sneak into gear. Maybe it will be a requirement of law, to make esk8 safer?

Maybe something like automatic anti speed wobble system would be a nice feature.

Also, Radar that warns of rapidly approaching objects from rear (blind spots) would be nice.


#8

Agreed. KISS. Keep it stupid simple. Missing the YouTube vlog updates Jason, I hope the house move is going well!


#9

Yeah… Fully busy packing…

I’ll try to make some more videos during our trip…


#10

That’s a good one!!