Here’s a First Look at Yamaha’s AI-Powered Motoroid Motorcycle


In order to create new experiences of Kando, this experimental proof-of-concept model employs artificial intelligence and explores creating new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with the machine.

MOTOROiD’s development concept was an “Unleashed Prototype,” and it is capable of recognizing its owner and interacting in other capacities like a living creature.

By undertaking these kinds of development challenges, Yamaha is aiming to acquire technology for creating new value for our customers.

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Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feelings of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value.

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Were we to describe this creation in a word, it is an “autonomous motorcycle.” Employing artificial intelligence, it is able to recognize the owner’s face and actions, stand up from its kickstand and come to its rider.

Our aim was to create a new-generation motorcycle in the unique style of Yamaha, so that when the rider settles into the racer-like riding position and grabs the handlebars, it provides a sporty and exciting riding experience regardless of the person’s individual skills or athleticism.

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