Beautiful vehicle’s design journey

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Beautiful vehicle’s design journey


It’s sleek, desirable and life-enhancing, but the real beauty of the Centaur is the design work the eye can’t see. The two-wheeled, self-balancing personal electric vehicle won a prestigious award last year for combining problem-solving functionality with beautiful design. The Centaur was one of the highlights of The Fast Company’s Innovation By Design awards, which…

Museum Fatigue

Glide the galleries in the Centaur and avoid museum fatigue


We go to museums for all sorts of reasons. Cultural enlightenment, to find a soulmate or maybe just escape the rain. But most of us agree on one thing. After about 30 minutes, no matter how captivating the exhibits, museum fatigue sets in. It’s been the subject of research for more than a century. The…

Research into Covid-19

A Safer World


Research to help designers create safer products in a world threatened by COVID-19 is being pioneered by the developers of a revolutionary electric vehicle. The six-month investigation will come up with a set of anti-virus design principles. It’s part of the drive by Centaur Robotics to create a personal electric vehicle perfectly suited to the…

Mark Grix

Thermoplastic innovator commissioned for Covid research


Technological breakthroughs don’t always come from an inspired eccentric working alone in a garden shed. While a moment of inspiration may have triggered the idea of the Centaur – a highly functional wheelchair which would be the envy of all who saw it – long hours of research and development by acclaimed engineers and designers…

Alexandra Kutas

The Centaur and the fashion model


Fashion model Alexandra Kutas and Centaur Robotics are united in a shared desire to change attitudes towards disability. Alexandra fulfilled her dream of being a runway model, despite a spinal injury at birth which left her paralysed from the waist down. And she defied doctors who said she would never have children. Her first child…

Innovate UK

Sustainability fund backs Centaur


Centaur Robotics, the developers of an electric wheelchair designed to enable social distancing and built with Covid-19 resistant materials, has been awarded a UK government grant of £175,000. The two-wheeled, self-balancing Centaur is a personal electric vehicle which helps protect users and staff in the care industry from diseases like coronavirus. Its collision avoidance software…

UK start-up joins Spotify, Google, Disney+ in award accolade


A British built self-balancing wheelchair which helps protect users and staff in the care industry from diseases like coronavirus has won a prestigious design award. The Centaur was singled out by US technology and design magazine Fast Company in its annual Innovation By Design awards. The revolutionary two-wheeled personal electric vehicle restores users’ dignity and…

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More dignity, more freedom


The Design Age Institute was set up this year to help British industry service the needs of an ageing world population. Its director Colum Lowe says Centaur Robotics has risen to the design challenge. The UK is a world centre for design excellence, yet products for the ageing population often fail because they overlook the…

The Centaur

Top design agency spearheads care home research


Award-winning design agency ustwo is spearheading research to help Centaur Robotics better understand the market for personal electric vehicles in care homes. Through interviews with care home professionals, residents and the residents’ adult children, ustwo will focus on the future role in this sector of the Centaur, the revolutionary vehicle designed and built by Centaur…

PEV market to exceed US$12bn


Latest research shows that the market for personal electric vehicles is expected to exceed US$12 billion by 2027, far greater than previous estimates. And self-balancing machines like the Centaur will command about 12 per cent of this huge sector with projected sales of more than $US1.4 billion a year. Continued growth Sales of personal electric…