Sunday, May 24, 2009

About the iBOT test flight incident...

I'd just like to say that I do not believe the iBOT malfunctioned when it when down my porch steps. I believe it was 100% user error. On top of that, I was very impressed that the iBOT did not tip over, and was in no way damaged.

I'd also like to say that although my wrist still hurts at times, I would take my iBOT and a wrist that hurts for the rest of my life over a painfree wrist and no iBOT.


Anonymous said...

Ouch! I'm glad you're OK and that the iBOT survived its flight. I have always thought these things were sophisticated enough that they should be able to fly.

I haven't been spending much time at the computer lately. Sorry it took me so long to see your post. Again, I'm just so glad you're OK.


Shannon said...

Thanks Nancy. I'm glad too!

Irv said...

I don't know if this helps explain your incident but I have noticed that the iBOT, if it is momentarily impeded in its forward motion, seems to "leap" ahead when the obstacle is overcome. Maybe it builds "steam".
I took the iBOT on a road trip this weekend to Lincoln Nebraska and then to Des Moines. It was great to have the balance and 4-Wheel Drive functions at the art festival in Des Moines climbing curbs and touring the sculpture display. The balance function drew a lot of stares.
Good luck.