Lost in all the hoopla surrounding the new models being released at EICMA this week, Honda has announced details about a few more models in its 2012 lineup: the CB1000R, CBR250R, Silver Wing scooter and the Ruckus, along with the cutting-edge VFR1200F that receives an infusion of impressive new technology for 2012 (which we’ll highlight […]
Unmanned Motorcycle [video]
"Ghostrider" enters The DARPA Grand Challenge
Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), The DARPA Grand Challenge awards cash prizes funded by Congress to anyone who can create and develop the technology to successfully build a driverless vehicle.
In 2005, Blue Team was lead by Anthony Levandowski, a student at University of California in Berkeley. The team had six students working 12 to 14 hours a day trying to develop software to teach the robot to fight gravity and balance the motorcycle on its own working with a budget of $193,000. Unfortunately, the bike did not qualify but a valiant effort, it may have even been the inspiration for the “Moto-Terminator”.
Hit the jump to watch the “Ghostrider” in action.
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