Video: Murata Boy Robot Can Ride A Bicycle Better Than You

FILED UNDER: Bicycles, Technology, Video

Murata Boy, the talented robotic offspring of Murata Manufacturing has been captured on video doing his thing. He likes to go for rides on his bicycle and I must say, does so better than us mere mortals can manage. He can keep his balance at really low speeds and can even avoid obstacles in his path.

The boy robot has been fitted with a gyro sensor that can detect inclination and angular velocity. This information is fed to a computer that signals counter actions to restore balance. A sensor in his chest measures distance.

It is hoped that this technology could someday be used in disaster zones or on construction sites and have the ability to lift heavy loads.

I wonder how long it will be before he’s fitted with a Sat Nav unit and sent out to deliver your paper or pizza?

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