Yamaha Motobot

Yamaha has taken the stage at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show to showcase its motorcycle-riding humanoid robot called Motobot. It’s ultimate goal? To beat Valentino Rossi around a track.

While it is still under development, the Motobot is already capable of riding a modified R1M superbike at speeds up to 100 km/h, as you can see in the video below. Yamaha says the robot is autonomous, which means it can twist the throttle, apply the brake and change gears by itself.

Although you won’t be seeing the Motobot racing in MotoGP any time soon, Yamaha hopes to get its creation to rideĀ an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h. More importantly, the Motobot will also serve as a testbed for future rider safety and support systems.




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