Honda Riding Assist – a self-balancing bike with Asimo’s tricks

Honda showcased an interesting prototype called Riding Assist – a self-balancing motorcycle at CES 2017. The bike leverages Honda’s robotics technology to prevent it from tipping over when standing completely still. Rather than relying on gyroscopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience, the Honda Riding Assist motorcycle incorporates technology originally developed for the company’s UNI-CUB scooter.

For low or crawling speeds, Honda engineers have designed a system that modulates the angle of the front fork to a bit more aggressive angle, to maintain uprightness at speeds below three miles per hour. Watch the video.

However, the specific release timeline of this technology, or making it into an actual production model is yet to be known.

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