Yamaha Debuts Motorcycle-Riding Robot At 2015 Tokyo Motor Show (VIDEO)

Oct 30, 2015 03:31 PM EDT | John Nassivera

Robots are slowly obtaining all sorts of human-like capabilities, the latest being the ability to ride a high-speed racing motorcycle.

Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show its plans to build a humanoid robot called Motobot, which will be designed to ride any racing motorbike at high speeds, according to BBC News.

While the robot currently needs a human to operate it, Yamaha intends for it to eventually be able to make its own decisions for how to achieve the best race times around a track.

The goal will be for Motobot to eventually reach speeds of 120 mph on a race track, Engadget reported. It will first have to achieve speeds without the training wheels it currently relies on.

Yamaha also plans on using the robot to test out rider safety and support systems in more challenging conditions.

Another goal for the company will be to use the Motobot technology to "pioneer new lines of business," The Verge noted.

Yamaha had some fun with Motobot at the Tokyo Motor Show by giving it a childish, robotic voice and having it call out MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi.

"I was created to surpass you," the robot said. "I am improving my skills every day."

Check out the robot biker in action in the video below.

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