Governing equations of motion for a unicycle with a rider are presented. The system is assumed to be moving on a flat horizontal surface. Two specific cases are investigated: straight-line rolling and stationary positioning. Criteria for stability are explored. It is shown that stability can be obtained through active pedal monitoring by the rider.

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    • International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 27-March 2, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Huston, R L
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00392999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 840022, HS-037 623
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM