Rossi meets MOTBOT, Yamaha’s robotic driver. The team says that the R1 itself is unmodified, and use various sensors to detect its surroundings. The team says it will challenge Rossi on the track in 2017. Rossi signs MOTOBOT’s helmet and runs some laps for data.
How about I help you guys out by doing some laps. I think the data might help you with your work…Hey MOTOBOT! It is better you watch carefully. Maybe take some notes.
Rossi appears in a Yamaha Aerox 125 LC commercial for the Indonesian and other South-Eastern Asian markets.
It’s all about the man behind the bike.
Yamaha releases MOTOBOT, an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot. The robot has a rigid torso and legs, and arms jointed at the shoulders and wrists but not elbows. The robot rides a 1,000cc R1M superbike, modified with outrigger-mounted wheels. Yamaha wants develop the robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h. In the video, MOTOBOT challenges Rossi.
The way you ride is both beautiful and exciting. I am improving my skills every day but I am not sure I could even beat the five-year-old you. Perhaps if I learn everything about you, I will be able to catch up. I am not human, but there has to be something only I am capable of. I am MOTOBOT. I was created to surpass you.