Solidot | Yamaha Test humanoid robot riding motorcycle


Japanese Yamaha company let Humanoid robots ride on motorcycles and human professional riders compete on the runway. The robot didn’t win, but it was amazing how it could ride. The robot can perceive the environment, ensure the stability of the motorcycle, manage driving and deceleration, and adjust the engine braking according to the road conditions and air resistance. The project is part of an industry trend that integrates automatic driving for motorcycles to ensure safe and easy driving. Yamaha’s Motobot can speed up to 200 kilometers per hour on a straight track, completing a lap for 117.5 seconds, compared to the professional rider Valentino Rossi takes 85.74 seconds.