Japan-based Murata Manufacturing has created Murata Boy, the world’s first bicycle-riding robot. It comes “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.” Video demonstration after the jump.

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

Japan-based Murata Manufacturing has created Murata Boy, the world’s first bicycle-riding robot. It comes “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.” Video demonstration after the jump.

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