Yamaha robot rides high-speed racing motorcycle

Yamaha Motors has revealed it is developing a robot designed to ride any racing motorbike at high speeds.

The Japanese company unveiled a prototype at the Tokyo Motor Show.

At present it is reliant on human operators, but in time the firm plans to have the android make its own decisions about the best course and speed to achieve the best race time around a track.

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