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Watch an autonomous humanoid robot take a motorcycle for a spin
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Yamaha made a big splash at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.
The Japanese company revealed an autonomous, motorcycle-riding, humanoid robot called Motorbot.

The bot, which combines Yamaha’s robotics and motorcycle technology, is part of an R&D effort to make a robotic rider that can operate an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack driving up to 124 miles per hour.
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“We want to apply the fundamental technology and know-how gained in the process of this challenge to the creation of advanced rider safety and rider-support systems and put them to use in our current businesses, as well as using them to pioneer new lines of business,” the company said in a said in a statement.
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Yamaha aims for the robot to ride better than humans. In fact, its whole development theme around the project is "Beyond Human Capabilities."

There's still some work to be done, though.

Currently, the robot is capable of riding in a straight line at 62 miles per hour. But by 2017, the company hopes to have the robot driving the motorcycle at 124 miles per hour around a racetrack. And by 2020, Yamaha aims to use what it learns from the project to be able to incorporate new technologies into its vehicles.

Check out the robot in action in the video below.
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All hail our new robot overlords!
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This was creepy...
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The robot's name is beyond hilarious.
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why don't we just go ahead and mount machine guns to the motorcycle while were at it!
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The robot's name is beyond hilarious.

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Makes road testing for quality assurance easier, that's for sure.
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I think its brilliant ..
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Funny, I thought it was named, "The Doctor".
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Even young robots need training wheels, apparently.
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