Yamaha released the video, “MOTOBOT Meets The Doctor”, showing how “MOTOBOT” met Valentino Rossi for the first time.

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Yamaha released a sequel to the video of the “MOTOBOT”, an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot, first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in the autumn of 2015, where it drew widespread attention all over the world.

MOTOBOT and Valentino Rossi, finally come across.

“I was born to surpass your ability.” —
The person named “you” was the superstar of the MotoGP race, Valentino Rossi.

“In the first video, “MOTOBOT Ver.1”, the autonomic movement of the MOTOBOT was still immature. Yet, in this sequel video titled “MOTOBOT Meets The Doctor,” MOTOBOT speeds along the circuit and finally meets Valentino face to face for the first time.

Yamaha will continue its development on MOTOBOT, and will aim to make it ride the circuit at 200km/h by 2017.

Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot, “MOTOBOT”, finally meets Valentino Rossi.

Yamaha released a sequel to the video of the “MOTOBOT”, an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot, first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in the autumn of 2015, where it drew widespread attention all over the world.

MOTOBOT is designed and engineered with a focus on riding and operating a motorcycle from the same perspective as a human rider without any modifications being made to the motorcycle itself. It was first unveiled for public viewing at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, where it immediately drew widespread attention in Japan and abroad.

“It was developed under the theme of going “”Beyond Human Capabilities.”” In general, robots are machines designed for specific tasks and can thus exceed human capabilities. Taking advantage of this superiority, MOTOBOT declared in the first video titled “To ‘The Doctor’, Dear Valentino,” that it had taken on the challenge of competing against the MotoGP star Valentino Rossi through racetrack lap times. In this sequel video titled “MOTOBOT Meets The Doctor,” the two finally meet face to face for the first time. Rossi shows his fascination when he first sees MOTOBOT. What did Rossi and MOTOBOT engineers talk about? Check out this video!

MOTOBOT Meets The Doctor (Valentino Rossi)

Yamaha Motor is collaborating with SRI International, one of the world’s leading R&D centers, to develop MOTOBOT, and will put the knowledge and underlying high-level fundamental technology gained from this challenge to use in product development and towards creating new value.

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>> Detail of MOTOBOT (*Japanese)

MOTOBOT Ver. 1, To ‘The Doctor’, Dear Valentino
To go beyond Valentino Rossi on the track. The autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot, MOTOBOT Ver.1.

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Original Source [ YAMAHA Motor. Co., Ltd. ] (*Japanese)

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