And a retired engineer, who has never ridden a unicycle, has invented what he calls an "autonomous unicycle". Using mathematics, Professor Sharp has designed a unicycle which prevents amateurs from falling off. The inventor clearly knows his audience when he states that it will appeal to "Cranks and nuts and anyone interested in stability and control and man machine interaction problems."
Unfortunately, the extreme unicycle crowd will not be embracing this new development. "Jumping is excluded from the modelling envelope."