The Motobot is designed to approach riding a proper motorcycle (a stock motorcycle to be precise). Yamaha said that the end goal of Motobot is "to become capable of competing against Valentino Rossi's lap times around a track".
The technology used in the creation of the Motobot, however, is not just limited to beat Rossi's lap times around the track but also to be used in the future development of Yamaha's products, thus creating a safer and better performing motorcycles and also coming up with more of such robots.
Though not much information has been shared at present, Yamaha did confirm that in the future, it'll be incorporating additional sensors (as presently it has six mechanisms that operates steering, throttle, front brake, rear brake, clutch and gear), high-precision GPS as well as adding machine learning capabilities so that Motobot can make it's own decision. This sure is something unique as well as futuristic way of thinking by Yamaha to come up with such a bike. May be we can see more of these coming out in the future and actually beating Rossi's lap records on the track. Tell us what do you think about Yamaha's Motobot.
By: Rakesh Gowda