Yamaha Motobot

Oct 29, 2015

Category: Tech

Our quest to make everything run autonomously or be controlled by a robot will never end, and Yamaha’s newly unveiled Motobot is the next step.

The technology debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show, and the company showed a humanoid robot riding Yamaha’s 1000cc R1M. The company’s goal is to develop a robotic rider that can ride an unmodified motorcycle competently on any racetrack. The reason this technology is being worked on is to improve the safety of motorcycles in the future, as Yamaha will be able to test new technologies at speeds too dangerous for humans to ride at. Right now, it appears as though the technology is in its early stages, with Yamaha noting that 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.” Watch the video below.

Yamaha Motobot 2

Yamaha Motobot 3

Yamaha Motobot 4

More From Tech

TACS’ New AVL II Dark Metal Is A Camera-Inspired Time-Keeping Marvel

Photography meets horology in this handsome timepiece.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Partner
Featured Image

Katsu’s Flying Drone Can Paint Wall-Sized Murals Semi-Autonomously

Allowing for artistic expression hundreds of feet in the air.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2019

Featured Image

An Original Apple Macintosh Prototype Valued At $180K Is Headed To Auction

One of two "Twiggy" drive examples in existence.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2019

Featured Image

The 15 Best Tech Gifts Under $50

A slew of reliable tech items that won't break the bank.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2019

Featured Image

Huawei & Devialet Join Forces For A Beautiful Hi-Fi Smart Speaker

Gorgeously rendered and packed with high-tech features.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2019