Yamaha has developed an autonomous, motorbike-riding humanoid robot
called Motobot, which it claims will eventually be able to ride an
unmodified motorbike on a racetrack at more than 200kmph.
Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, Motobot is built around a fusion of Yamaha's motorcycle and robotics technology.
In a video produced by Yamaha, the Motobot is seen tapping the clutch, twisting the throttle and cruising around an abandoned airfield.
"The task of controlling the complex motions of a motorcycle at high
speeds requires a variety of control systems that must function with a
high degree of accuracy," said Yamaha. "We want to apply the fundamental technology and know-how gained in the
process of this challenge to the creation of advanced rider safety and
rider-support systems and put them to use in our current businesses, as
well as using them to pioneer new lines of business."
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on 27 November 2015
@ 27/11/2015 22:04:07
It seems the 'early morning run to work' motorcyclist has been robotised! Lol... The robot is basically us when we have to be 'automatic' on a bike, but we have more awareness (still) of our surroundings naturally...interesting project, wonder where it is heading?
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