Honda's self-balancing motorcycle

Honda self-balancing bike goes electric

Honda will unveil an electric version of its Riding Assist self-balancing motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2018 indicating they could be the first to market with this technology. While such technology may seem pointless to many riders, there would be a lot of uses for this sort of motorcycle. For example, police, security …

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Riderless motorbikes may have advantages

It seems ridiculous that there could be any advantages to riders in developing a riderless motorcycle, yet there are several manufacturers and companies developing them. They say the advantages are proving whether motorcycles can exist safely around autonomous vehicles and testing motorcycles for durability without endangering the life of a human rider. There could also be …

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Valentino Rossi races Motobot

Yamaha robot races Valentino Rossi

If you’ve ever wondered who would win a race between a robot and MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, well wonder no longer as this video shows. After three years of development, the Yamaha Motobot is now in its second generation of development. Valentino wins … for now Yet Motobot Ver.2 still can’t beat Valentino. In fact, …

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Yamaha MOTOROiD artificial intelilgence

Yamaha adds artificial intelligence

Self-riding motorcycles and artificial intelligence are the future of riding, according to two Yamaha concepts. The Motobot Ver.2 and MOTOROiD will be among six debut models and concepts to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show from October 27 to November 5. Yamaha unveiled its first Motobot in 2015 with the promise that it would …

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Yamaha Motobot, a robot that rides a motorcycle tests self balancing autonomous

Yamaha sees autonomous future

Yamaha is already working on a Motobot road motorcycle that rides itself and is now developing an autonomous self-driving off-road vehicle. While most car manufacturers are developing and testing self-drive vehicles there has been limited work done on autonomous vehicles by motorcycle manufacturers. Honda and BMW have only developed self-balancing bikes that assist riders by …

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Kawasaki Rideology will talk with riders

Artificial Intelligence bikes coming

Future Kawasaki motorcycles will have artificial intelligence (AI) that will adapt the bike to your riding style and skill level based on “conversations” between rider and bike. Many riders will have spoken to their bike, usually obscenities when they break down. However, Kawasaki has announced they are developing a natural language dialogue system system where …

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Riderless motorcycles are coming

Yamaha is testing a robot motorcycle, Kawasaki is developing a bike with artificial intelligence and now an engineering student has built a riderless model-sized motorcycle. Could the bikes of the future ride themselves and not need rider input? In the above video, micro-engineering student Eric Unnervik, from the Research institution in Lausanne, explains (in French) how …

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Valentino Rossi meets self-riding bike

Valentino Rossi has met Yamaha’s self-riding Motobot in this official video from the Japanese manufacturer who plans to have an automated self-riding motorcycle available within a decade. In the video, Valentino watches the Motobot cut some laps and then goes out and shows the robot how t’s done, providing the Yamaha engineers with vital data. It …

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Yamaha Motobot, a robot that rides a motorcycle tests self balancing autonomous

Yamaha plans self-riding bike by 2026

Yamaha plans to have an automated self-riding motorcycle available within a decade, according to a report in the Financial Times. The Japanese motorcycle company has already run tests with their Motobot, a robot riding a special motorcycle with outrigger wheels which they claim will beat Rossi’s lap times on several race tracks around the world …

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Yamaha Motobot, a robot that rides a motorcycle tests self balancing autonomous

Robot motorbike races Valentino Rossi

Yamaha has announced it will try to beat Valentino Rossi’s lap times with their Motobot, a motorcycle-riding autonomous robot. The Japanese manufacturer hasn’t stipulated which track or tracks, or whether it would be a race against Valentino or just against his lap records, but it is expected to happen in 2017. Their announcement at the …

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