Riderless Robotic Motorcycle takes on Pro Motorcycle Racer 1v1
With something like motorcycle racing, it’s definitely not simple as many probably know. Even if people can recognize that, though, some probably still look at it like you just hop on the bike, crank that throttle, and go for it. However, there are lots of tiny nuances that need to be taken care of, all while you rip around the track at wild speeds, really testing out your nerves to see just how much of your composure you can keep as one mistake could lead to injury or worse and all that’s between you and that mistake is an insane level of focus and control.
One example of a speedy motorcycle exhibition that doesn’t have to consider these nerves would obviously be something that’s robotic. With robotics coming incredibly far in recent years, leading to autonomous vehicles being the topic of discussion, it really leads one to wonder when exactly we might see this kind of technology in some way or another within racing, whether it be to compete with human beings or perhaps even just to act as some sort of training exercise or method of testing out certain metrics that could help out a driver come race day.
If you follow along with the video below, you get one of the first glimpses of exactly what a futuristic robotic motorcycle rider could possibly look like. Sure, the robot here isn’t perfect and the human being still manages to do a better job of getting around the track than the unmanned counterpart, however, we could definitely see it being developed as to where the human and the robot would be a pretty good competition. Also, while Valentino Rossi, a professional motorcycle rider is faster than the robot, we’re not sure that we would be able to say the same about your average motorcycle rider.