At the Tokyo Moto Show, Yamaha has unveiled a robotic biker named Motobot, which can ride some of the fastest bikes in the world. This Motobot robot can ride superbikes similar to a normal person.
Hypothetically, if this Motobot releases for normal uses, then it can work as the patrolling officer. It can chase down the bikers for any violation without even putting the life of any law officer in danger. In reality, Yamaha is planning to develop the humanoid robot that can handle an unmodified bike (bike without any added safety gear) up to the speeds of more than 120 miles per hour.
Yamaha said in the press release, “This is an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot built around a fusion of Yamaha’s motorcycle and robotics technology. R&D is currently underway with the goal of developing the robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h. 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. 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.”
The automobile company wants to learn the lessons over the life of this project and apply it to its current business for rider safety and rider support system. The company also said that it is hoping to apply this project to other pioneer business lines. Want to watch Yamaha’s Motobot in action click here.