Motobot - the motorbike-riding humanoid robot

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11962193/Yamahas-motorbike-riding-robot-wants-to-be-world-champion.html

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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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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build the tech into the bike....                                                                                                                                                                               


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