Is a bicycle a UAV if a robot is riding it?

Using two gyros and a PID controller in custom hardware, this bipedal robot stabilizes itself as it rides around on its bike.

 

http://ai2001.ifdef.jp/ 

 

(in Japanese, but Google Translate provides something reasonably understandable.

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Comment by DaveyWaveyBunsenBurner on October 28, 2011 at 5:01am
Only Mr Mortimer can conclusively confirm! :)
Comment by Jesse on October 28, 2011 at 5:36am

I'd say, "yes!"... if you think about it, an aircraft is just an "abstract" robot with servos and other electronics scattered about.

Comment by ionut on October 28, 2011 at 6:16am

Damn...this is the Headless Horseman

 

Comment by Ross Kerley on October 28, 2011 at 8:18am

That is awesome! 

 

Wouldn't it be an Unmanned Ground Vehicle?

Comment by Ellison Chan on October 28, 2011 at 9:40am

Very impressive.  It holds up the bike with one leg, and then lifts it transitioning into forward motion. Very impressive.


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Comment by Dany Thivierge on October 28, 2011 at 9:49am

I like the way it stops! just like my kids!! hehe

 

Comment by Curt Olson on October 28, 2011 at 11:41am

Very impressive -- much more than just pedaling and balancing.

Comment by Jonas on October 28, 2011 at 12:21pm

So cool only in Japan :-)


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on October 28, 2011 at 1:48pm

@ DaveWavey Well no cos it's not flying but if it jumped a ramp, maybe.

 

That is just such a cool thing, now can I please have one for Christmas.

Comment by DaveyWaveyBunsenBurner on October 28, 2011 at 2:08pm
Mr M

You know full well this is a v vs s debate!!! :)

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