We've had Back to the Future Day and now we really are looking into the future. Some say the majority of all existing jobs in the next 50 years will be done by robots. The good news is that most of us will be in jobs that don't currently exist.
A robot that is able to autonomously ride a motorcycle has been showcased by Yamaha at the Tokyo Motor Show and has given notice to nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi that it was created to surpass him. Described by Yamaha as “an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot”, MOTOBOT is shown in the video below as riding a 1,000cc R1M superbike that has been modified with motorcycle training wheels. Aside from its challenge, Yamaha says knowledge gained from MOTOBOT will also help to develop advanced rider safety systems.