Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yamaha built a motorcycle-driving robot, and it's pretty impressive

Riding a motorcycle can be challenging enough for humans, so seeing Yamaha's new robot motorcyclist on a 1000cc road bike is quite a thrill. Named Motobot, the autonomous humanoid machine can steer and operate the throttle, clutch and gearbox on an open field run. Little information has been released about Motobot, but Yamaha says that it hopes to use the machine to develop "advanced rider safety and rider-support systems," similar to the technologies that car companies are starting to implement.

Watch as it accelerates and breaks.

[h/t: Lanesplitter]

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