MuRata boy: Self Balancing Bicycle Riding Robot

Japanese company Murata Manufacturing created a bicycling robot to show off some of their various sensors. The robot tentatively named MuRata Boy (although some articles are calling it Murata Seisaku-kun) is equipped with four types of sensors: two gyro sensors used to detect angular velocity and inclination; an ultrasonic sensor to detect obstacles; and a shock sensor to detect rough surfaces. The robot is connected to a PC via wireless LAN connection for forward, stop, and backward type commands and he can follow pre-programmed paths. It’s about 2 foot tall and can reach speeds of 30 inches per second and can even balance while at a complete stop.

Movie Clip for Murata Boy

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