Let me introduce you to Flossie, the creepy motorcycle-driving robot. She will drive through scorching heat and freezing cold without a complaint. She will shift perfectly every time. She will haunt your dreams.
In the video below you get a view of Flossie in action. The video ends ominously by calling Flossie "a safe rider". Let's hope we don't regret those words.
First commenter? Okay, if I must: "I, for one, welcome our new motorcycle-riding overlords."
Castrol, A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyberdyne Systems Corporation?
Well, it makes a great ad for Castrol! Once it learns to balance it'll be even more creepy.
Here's a link to some other cool Robo-Bikes:
why always dissin the robots? resistence is futile after all.
Ultimate robot rider? They built an electro-mechanical throttle/braking/shifting system. Big deal. When Flossie can take a hair pin at 90 mph without scraping some teflon off of her robo-knee, then I'll be impressed. Until then, she's just a automated dyno operator. Relax the hype a little until you find something a bit more impressive.
i'm with z
Take me to your leader
This is a human achievement that surpasses a moon landing? Gimme a break.
I nominate the discovery that beer is health food.
I don't like this. Just don't! It doesn't have a head.
Mira - www.whitenteeth.net
DISAPPOINTED!!!!!! No wheelies, not stoppies, no power slides, no knee dragging. I want a real motorcycle riding robot and I want it now. Call me when you have one.
All my love, Brin
Oh, come on!
Sure, Flossie sits on the bike and works the controls, but she/it is STATIONARY. It's just a system used to work the bike's mechanisms out in a test chamber. I'd be much more impressed if this thing could actually ride a MOVING motorcycle, say on a test track, than what they show in the video.
So, no worries about biker bots going on a rampage anytime soon.
It's Super bike! Half-robot. Half-bike. All-STUPID. Q42 is right put it on a track first BEFORE saying it can ride one.