Motobot is a robot designed to operate a standard motorcycle autonomously.

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The bike itself has not been modified whatsoever.

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The robot atop the bike has six actuators for manipulating the six things necessary for riding.

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Those six things are the steering, throttle, front brake, rear brake, clutch and gearshift pedal.

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The hope is that this robot can be adapted in the future to ride personal watercraft and snowmobiles, as well.

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Motobot has been in development since 2015.

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The goal this year was to hit 200 kph on a straight piece of track and beat a professional rider at his own game.

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The first part was achieved easily enough.

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The second part, not so much. The bike was about 30 seconds off Valentino Rossi's lap.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Yamaha's wild autonomous bike-riding robot.

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