The team developing Motobot, Yamaha’s R1 riding robot, has released its second official video.
The video shows that significant development has taken place with Motobot. It also shows nine-times World Champion Valentino Rossi’s first meeting with the robot.
Motobot is being developed to ride unaided, and uses multiple sensors to detect its surroundings and the current conditions.
It can then make its own decisions about the use of the throttle and brakes, and also about gear changes.
The team has reached the stage where Motobot can ride on a race track, and the next stage is to make the outriggers retractable.
That will enable the R1 to lean more into corners and increase its overall speed.
SRI is an R&D company specialising in robotics and Veniam is developing technology for connected vehicles.