Honda’s new bike uses robotics to balance itself


Honda has unveiled an impressive self-aligning motorcycle at CES 2017, using what it calls Riding Assist technology.The new tech is designed to make it easier for riders to keep the bike upright, particularly at slower speeds or traffic stops, when heavier cruisers may become unwieldy.Instead of gyroscopes, which tend to add substantial weight to the vehicle, Honda’s Riding Assist prototype uses technology borrowed from the company’s UNI-CUB robotic mobility system. The system works so well that Honda researchers were also able to demonstrate it moving without a motorist, apparently driving itself.



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