Yamaha has created a motorcycle-riding robot – MotoBot (VIDEO)

Yamaha has created a new humanoid robot designed to imitate the very human action of riding a motorcycle.

MOTOBOT Ver.1 (Technology exhibit)

“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. “

Source: http://global.yamaha-motor.com