Yamaha is considered to be the elite in terms of superbikes. The reasoning for this is because throughout more than three decades they’ve perfected their craft and the end result is products that cannot be matched. The latest announcement by Yamaha is the “Motobot”, a robot that is able to ride super motorcycles.
This robot is able to twist the throttle, change the gears, push on the pedals and steer the motorcycle just through the CPU inside of his frame. The initial version which is the one that was shown off did need to use the superbike slowly and it needed training wheels. So as of right now this robot isn’t able to compete in the MotoGP. However Yamaha has stated that they plan to get the Motobot to be able to race at speeds more than 120MPH in the upcoming years.
There are many who are spectacle about this Motobot though. Many people are seeing this as a machine that would be able to take over human racers on the track but that’s far from the case. Yamaha sees this robot as the perfect companion when testing new vehicles. This robot won’t be used to race but will instead be used to practice security measures and support systems.
This’ll give Yamaha the increased edge needed to ensure that their motorcycles are that much safer for humans. Their using materials which represent the texture & feeling of the human body, this’ll allow for the safe riding for all those whom wish to purchase a Yamaha motorcycle in the not so distant future.