Yamaha MOTOROiD is capable of recognizing its owner


At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, one of the concepts Yamaha will be showcasing is this weird not-from-the-planet looking bike.

Called MOTOROiD, this “experimental machine” as Yamaha likes to call it, has artificial intelligence, and is capable of recognizing its owner and interacting in other capacities like a living creature. That other capacities has yet to be revealed.

This (experiment) is to explore the feasibility of concepts for creating new forms of personal mobility in which the rider resonates harmoniously with machine, says Yamaha.


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

This experimental machine is to bring people new experiences of Kando – which 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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