Named by TIME as one of the 200 Best Inventions of 2023, Moonwalkers are a perfect gift idea for your spouse/significant other, your favorite college student, or yourself. These motorized and AI-empowered robotic shoes allow users to walk up to 3X faster than normal, making them perfect for settings as varied as grocery shopping and neighborhood strolls, as well as trekking across campus or minimizing the number of steps taken on a daily basis in some work environments.
AUSTIN, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2023 / If you're scratching your head as to what gift to grab this Holiday Season for your spouse, significant other, college student, best friend, or even yourself, wonder no more - Shift Robotics has the perfect gift answer for you: Moonwalkers® brand "Robotic Shoes."
Named recently by TIME as one of the "200 Best Inventions of 2023" (in the Outdoors category), Moonwalkers are motorized, robotic shoes that use artificial intelligence to measure your stride 100-times-per-second, thus enabling the software embedded in each shoe to improve your "Gait Cycle" and maximize safety, enjoyment, and performance while walking.
"The result is that wearers discover that using Moonwalkers is very similar to the walking they learned when they were just a toddler," said Xunjie Zhang, CEO and founder of Shift Robotics, and inventor of the Moonwalkers. "The difference is Moonwalkers contain AI-powered computer chips that are constantly many factors, each designed to boost your walking experience.
"But let's be clear: Moonwalkers are not roller skates so they do not roll freely or dangerously. When you want to walk using Moonwalkers, you start walking; and when you want to stop, you stop. It's really that simple. In fact, Moonwalkers deploy regenerative braking to help maintain safety while walking down a hill or a slight slope. That said, they also make walking up that same hill easier than without Moonwalkers. Taken in concert, it's why I believe Moonwalkers are a perfect holiday gift this year, whether that be for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or just because."
Described by some as "the world's fastest shoes," Moonwalkers enable users to walk up to three-times faster than normal.
Users simply strap both AI-driven Moonwalkers onto their closed-toe shoes, and then "shift" the Moonwalkers into WALK Mode with a simple twist of the right foot to start walking faster than they ever have before. Users can also "shift" Moonwalkers into LOCK Mode so the motorized wheels are locked into place and will not roll, making it possible for users to climb stairs, use escalators, step off of or onto a curb, or even walk onto a bus, subway car, rapid transit vehicle, or train.
According to KXAN-TV's Senior Science Reporter, Eric Henrikson, "My best way to describe them (Moonwalkers) is kind of like a moving sidewalk at an airport … that kind of feeling like you're gliding but walking normal at the same time…. They push you forward with each step. And unlike roller skates (which require you to push and balance yourself), the Moonwalkers do all of that for you. The creators say their shoes are safer than something like an e-scooter or a bike because it's easier to balance…. (And unlike e-scooters or bikes), with these, you can use them on a sidewalk."
Henrikson closed his on-screen discussion with KXAN's morning anchors with this comment: "I am not as coordinated, (but) if I can succeed (using Moonwalkers), anyone can succeed with these."
To learn more about what Moonwalkers are and how they operate, we invite readers to check out this introductory Moonwalkers video. For Moonwalkers specifications, please visit this page.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Moonwalkers is $1,399.00 per pair, and they can be purchased today for delivery just in time to slide directly into a holiday stocking - okay, an oversized holiday stocking. Additionally, individuals can also implement Shift Robotics' Buy Now/Pay Later program to pay for Moonwalkers over time.
NOTE FOR JOURNALISTS: Credentialed journalists interested in obtaining a loaner pair of Moonwalkers for evaluation purposes should contact David Politis, Shift Robotics' Director of Marketing, at David.Politis@ShiftRobotics.io.
About Shift Robotics
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Shift Robotics is the creator of the "Robotic Shoes" industry, with its first product - Moonwalkers - nano-mobility devices that allow users to walk up to three times faster than they normally can. For more information, please visit the company website at www.shiftrobotics.io.
Moonwalkers is a registered trademarks of Shift Robotics, while the various Shift Robotics and Moonwalkers logos are trademarks of the company. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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David Politis, Shift Robotics
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