Bicycle Riding Robot Proves Robots Can Have Keen Balance

Robots can now ride a bike, and probably better than a lot of people. Murata Boy was developed in Japan, and proves to be an excellent cyclist.

Gyro sensors detect position and balance, and cameras can detect surface quality and obstacles.  A remote computer receives images and processes them for further analysis.  Murata Boy can navigate a wide variety of obstacles and still keep on riding.



The goal of the project is to create a robot that can lift heavy loads and assist in rough and perilous terrain.  Like a pack mule of times past, you could theoretically load up a bike riding bot and he would follow you over the mountain and through the woods. 



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