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Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

Hi.

Sometimes I think that the film terminator will get real someday soon.
"I was created to surpass you"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e2Z8qtHfXA

http://www.techradar.com/news/world-...rcycle-1307887

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Old 01.11.2015, 22:05
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

Very impressive technology, but:

a) what's the point? Riding (for me) is all about the pleasure. I don't want a robot to take that away from me;
b) the fastest speed at which any motorbike can be driven is limited by the bike, not by the rider, so no: that robot can't ride faster than I can (and I've certainly ridden faster than 200 km/h); and
c) I can set off from a standing start all on my own and I can ride my motorbike without training wheels, so I'd say I ride better than that robot.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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Very impressive technology, but:

a) what's the point? Riding (for me) is all about the pleasure. I don't want a robot to take that away from me;
b) the fastest speed at which any motorbike can be driven is limited by the bike, not by the rider, so no: that robot can't ride faster than I can (and I've certainly ridden faster than 200 km/h); and
c) I can set off from a standing start all on my own and I can ride my motorbike without training wheels, so I'd say I ride better than that robot.
The point is that when this technology is mature and is fusioned with other ones about consciousness; and then perhaps come some military applications, it could result in something that we've seen in many science fiction films.

In these videos you can see how advanced is the robotic technology... In 10-20 years...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8YjvHYbZ9w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3fmFTtP9g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e9QzIkP5qI
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

I may not be as fast as the robot but can drive with no side wheels.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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I may not be as fast as the robot but can drive with no side wheels.
hahahahahaha, a good point.

But notice that it's just a kid-robot. It's just learning.
Now seriously: This kind of robots are always learning. It's the next generation of machines that don't just execute sequential instructions of a piece of software... They take their own decisions using artifical neural networks, that are similar to our one in the brain, but in a lower scale. Using special procedures, these networks can update theirselves simulating the process of learning.

Let's see how it evolves.
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Old 01.11.2015, 23:23
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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the fastest speed at which any motorbike can be driven is limited by the bike, not by the rider
Nonsense.

It depends on the ability, strength, and weight of the rider.

Classic case: a friend an I did a race, with engines off, from 2000m down to 200m above sea level, on similar bikes, down in the Apennines. I weighed more, 90kg vs. 60kg, so my fastest speeds were higher than his. With engines on, he kicks my ass.

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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

These small side-wheels are only for the tests... The final version doesn't need them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HGVaC4JVyM
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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b) the fastest speed at which any motorbike can be driven is limited by the bike, not by the rider,
I'm not convinced about that. Although I suppose it was really the roads, I was never able to get my GSXr1000 above about 275kph, but it's clear that some people could.

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(and I've certainly ridden faster than 200 km/h);
Is that all they're talking about for this stupid robot rider then? Pfah! I used to do that much most days on my way to work, back in the days when I treated the road "like my own personal racetrack", as I famously asserted on uk.rec.motorcycles just days before I realised that racetracks don't usually have Armco crash barriers on the bends, and that perhaps I should have thought about that before I was flying through the air, upside down and backwards, towards said barrier, at a speed that had started out somewhere around that you mention above.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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I'm not convinced about that.
Drag caused by the rider, and to a lesser extent the rider's weight, are the only parameters that could vary the maximum speed on a bike. I'm talking about speed in a straight line here, where there are basically no decisions to be made, as I took the OP to mean that this robot could ride at a higher speed than any human could. If you factor handling in, too, then yes, it's possible for a "perfect" robot to achieve quicker times over a lap or course than a human. But again, the OP used the term "faster", not "quicker", and there is a subtle difference. (I remember an F1 Grand Prix where Mark Webber clocked the fastest lap time and the top speed, but finished somewhere around 4th. He was fastest, but not quickest overall.)
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Is that all they're talking about for this stupid robot rider then?
'parently. "Eventually, however, Yamaha says it'll be able to ride around a track at more than 200 km/h" -- although I guess they didn't say how much more than 200 km/h.
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I was flying through the air, upside down and backwards, towards said barrier, at a speed that had started out somewhere around that you mention above.
That must have smarted.
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I may not be as fast as the robot but can drive with no side wheels.
Oi, that was my line!
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I can set off from a standing start all on my own and I can ride my motorbike without training wheels, so I'd say I ride better than that robot.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

He doesn't seem to do cornering...
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

Why would you need a robot that rides a motorcycle? Would it not be much more efficient to just create a vehicle that navigates itself without the restrictions of designing it to carry a human shaped passenger?
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Old 02.11.2015, 14:14
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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Why would you need a robot that rides a motorcycle? Would it not be much more efficient to just create a vehicle that navigates itself without the restrictions of designing it to carry a human shaped passenger?
It would make a military robot pretty self-sufficient in terms of transport if it could be parachuted behind enemy lines and steal any motorbike and be able to ride it.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

This impresses me more, tbh:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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This impresses me more, tbh:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT3vfSQePcs
I agree, very impressive! Looks like there's a gyroscope there to keep the two-wheeled bike upright, even stationary.
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I agree, very impressive! Looks like there's a gyroscope there to keep the two-wheeled bike upright, even stationary.
The little robot puts his feet down when he stops. Then waves.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

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The little robot puts his feet down when he stops. Then waves.
Hard to be sure, but at 2:25 I think the robot is balancing while stationary. Not that that's revolutionary, but a nice touch nevertheless.
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It would make a military robot pretty self-sufficient in terms of transport if it could be parachuted behind enemy times and steal any motorbike and be able to ride it.
Been done, but don't forget the clothes and the boots.
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Hard to be sure, but at 2:25 I think the robot is balancing while stationary. Not that that's revolutionary, but a nice touch nevertheless.
You might be right. I can't even bloody track stand; little show-off bastard.
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Re: Motobot. A robot that drives a motorbike faster and better than any human.

One day soon they will be not just faster with the motorbike... What will happen with us?
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