Join Date: May 2014
Location: Washington State
It will probably eventually be used to test bikes initially and put them through their paces to make sure that they are safe for a human test rider to get on.
Once it is working properly you will probably see them in the " tool box" at MotoGP races and such.
If you have a bike that gets twitchy at top end and no one can figure it out, you throw the robot on it for a lap and have it run the bike in a way that is giving the human driver problems. You get back a ton of telemetry and perhaps an actual diagnostic of what is really wrong.
If the bike is unsafe the robot never needs to change his shorts and chances are you can pick him and bike up off the track and at least he will be salvageable for spare parts. Better and cheaper than loosing a Valentino Rossi or Marc Marquez. Cheaper than loosing a factory test driver who is proving out a new sport bike too. I'm sure the robot will bounce and slide quite nicely without the slightest complaint. When he stops he won't smell bad either.
I want one..
presently owned bikes
2014 XC 8 ball that no longer stalls
1993 HD fxrp
1982 HD Sturgis
2009 Honda rebel
1991 gl1500 A w/ Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar.
"God works both good and evil in a mans' life and you deal with it as best you can" Somebody..