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October 23, 2008

It’s all about balance

srikanth @ 9:10 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224796208 ) Play

There are two people in the first picture. To complete the connection, there should be another device in this question. What’s the missing device?

Cracked by nisha’s thambi , Dibyo , Lord Labak Das , amith , username , priyananda , duriel , sidsen , Tathagata Chatterjee , Vijay Shankar , Rohan and varuns88 (and ajay parasuram).

Answer:

(1) is Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the famous on-screen dance couple.

Dean Kamen (in 2) was working on two products. The first was the iBot stair climbing wheelchair (in 2 again), that he codenamed Fred Upstairs after Fred Astaire.

His second product, the Segway Personal Transporter, was later codenamed Ginger.


14 Responses to “It’s all about balance”

  1. nisha's thambi
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    segway transporter? (inverted pendulum being the connect)


  2. Dibyo
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    Ginger (and Fred Upstairs)


  3. Lord Labak Das

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The device was called Fred Upstairs and its successor (Segway) was originally called Ginger.


  4. amith

    Segway PT

    The iBOT which is a wheelchair can climb stairs was called “fred upstairs” after Fred Astaire. This model served as an inspiration for the Segway PT which was named “Ginger” after Ginger Rogers.


  5. username
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    Segway
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segway


  6. priyananda

    1. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    2. iBot

    Connect: Dean Kamen’s Segway, which was codenamed ginger.


  7. duriel
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    Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers
    iBot Wheelchair

    Fred Upstairs and Ginger were early versions of the Segway.

    Score 2 for Dean Kamen on BB…


  8. sidsen
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    segway pt


  9. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    The Segway PT

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  10. Vijay Shankar

    The Segway Human Transporter.

    Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers the famous dance partnership.

    The iBot was codenamed Fred/Fred Upstairs due to its ability to climb stairs.

    The HT\’s code name was Ginger.


  11. Ananth
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    Since it is about balance.. I guess Honda Asimo robot.


  12. Ajay Parasuram
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    Segway ?


  13. Rohan
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    the segway.. that’s fred astaire and ginger rogers.

    thats the astaire wheelchair.

    segway was called ginger


  14. varuns88
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    Segway PT


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