Yamaha MOTOROiD, the Japanese motorcycle giant’s AI equipped machine, was recently showcased at Auto Expo 2018. Less of a motorcycle and more like a futuristic multi-talented machine, MOTOROiD is purely electric and runs on its own without hitting things that comes as obstacles.
Some of the noticeable technologies on Yamaha MOTOROiD includes self-balancing, face-recognition and gesture-understanding. It starts by detecting the face of its owner while understanding hand movements further makes it smarter than all others around the segment. Honda even has a self balancing motorcycle but MOTOROiD feels far more satisfying to the user.
Yamaha Future Garage can use this technology on other machines too for an exclusive ownership experience. The concept measures 2060 mm in length and 1090 mm in height. Apart from that, it is actually slimmer than standard motorcycles at 600 mm.
MOTOROiD weighs 213 kg and comes in a single seat version only. The backrest style rear sensors provide haptic feedback to the rider and creates a better relation between machine and the rider. Yamaha can try different body panels and create full fledged motorcycle out of MOTOROiD in the coming years. Style statements change a lot with times and thus, this remains a big mystery.
Official Video of Yamaha MOTOROiD
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.
*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.