Yamaha’s Motoroid Experiments With Fusing AI + Motorcycles at Tokyo Motor Show


yamaha presents the ‘motoroid’, a motorcycle concept that can interact with the rider thanks to artificial intelligence. unveiled ahead of tokyo motor show 2017, the bike features AI technology which the japanese-manufacturer says can offer the rider an experience of ‘kando’, the japanese concept of deep spiritual inspiration and satisfaction.

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yamaha’s ‘motoroid’ development concept was an ‘unleashed prototype’, and is capable of recognizing its owner and interacting in other capacities like a living creature. as illustrated, the electric-powered concept features chrome battery cells that look like canisters beneath the rider’s seat, that is influenced by a futuristic racing design. by undertaking these kinds of development challenges, the japanese-manufacturer aims to acquire innovative technologies for its vehicles.