2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha Showcases Autonomous Motorcycle-riding Humanoid Robot - Overdrive
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2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha showcases autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot

29 Oct 2015 / 1

Yamaha revealed a prototype of their humanoid robot that is capable of riding a motorcycle autonomously. And no, it’s not an NS-5, from the movie I, Robot, that will ride a motorcycle for us in the future but more of a rolling R&D project, built with the target of achieving 200kmph on a racetrack.

Yamaha Motobot (2)

Yamaha believe that studying the complex motions that are needed to control a motorcycle at high speeds will help them develop more advanced rider aids and rider safety systems and also help pioneer new lines of business in the future. Yamaha have posted a teaser video titled MotoBot Ver.1 – To The Doctor where the robot challenges Valentino Rossi to a battle, as if he didn’t have enough on his plate right now.

Motobot Ver.1 – To The Doctor


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