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    Yamaha Reveals Autonomous Motorcycle-Riding Humanoid Robot

    Anthony Le Bleis

      Combining motorcycles, robotics and technology, Yamaha revealed an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot at the 44th annual Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday that can ride and handle a motorcycle at high speeds.



      Extract of 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."