A robot that can ride a fixed gear bike is created by Masahiko Yamaguchi. It can pedals with its own feet, and keeps its balance just by using the handlebar. This means, that tiny robot drives the bike just like a human does. The robot’s name is “Priver v2”.
Interestingly, the creator of the robot has a similar name with the famous frame builder Koichi Yamaguchi.
Mr. Yamaguchi also built the robot’s fixed gear bicycle. Primer v2 is world’s first robot that capable of riding a bike like human. Too keep the robot its balance, a classic PID controller is used to calculate how far to turn the handlebar when the frame tilts. Yamaguchi also built the robot’s main board. He is using a remote control to control the robot’s direction. The robot has two speed.
Can we see someday, a pizza delivery robot, or even a cycling race between robots? Maybe we will use the term “roboton” instead of “peloton”. At least, we can make sure that they will not dope 🙂
Video of the robot can ride a bike:
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