All hail our new robot overlords?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DesertPilot, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Been here awhile

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    Aargh! We're doomed...
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  2. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Why?
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  3. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Pizza delivery.

    That or Amazon.
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  4. JeepDawg

    JeepDawg Long timer

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    Meh, would not buy, kickstand is on the wrong side.
    (Pretty damn impressive though really).
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  5. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    But does it counter-steer?
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  6. brgsprint

    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    Pre-programed with all Starbuck's locations.
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  7. brgsprint

    brgsprint Been here awhile

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    If it turns, it does.
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  8. TheProphet

    TheProphet Retired; Living the Dream

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    It's not Hi-Viz, so no one will even notice it.

    Wonder how it will do on Grass Clippings?
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  9. Ffffour

    Ffffour Adventurer

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    40 seconds into the minute video...
    So similar to automatic braking in cars.
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  10. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    It better have ABS or I'm not buying one.
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  11. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    And how does it push/pull on the handlebars and stand up on a gravel road? :lol3
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  12. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    I'll say it again, Why?
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  13. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Who uses brakes?
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  14. DesertPilot

    DesertPilot Been here awhile

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    It's either a) cool, b) creepy, or c) all of the above.

    Now it just needs a little attached drone to fly into that Starbucks and pick up a latte. Though... hmm... how would it drink that latte?
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    Google beat them to it with a bicycle.
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  16. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Riding a dangerously quiet bike.

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    But can it lay 'erself down?

    You know, to avoid an accident.
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  17. olegbabich

    olegbabich Been here awhile

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    They will put a combat armed droids on it.
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  18. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian Viking

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    Why? They must have far more cash than they know what to do with. This is just stupidity.
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  19. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    I could mount my gopro to it and make ride videos without leaving the house.
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  20. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space Supporter

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    I've got the perfect test track for that:

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    I just have a fundamental problem with this whole concept, like with self-parking and self-driving cars. I understand what drives the effort but seriously, how about training the rider/driver to handle the damned bike or car instead of taking the operator further and further away from that responsibility with the application of this admittedly amazing technology? As they say in early childhood education, you have to World-proof the child, not child-proof the World to help them be successful in life. No wonder so many people are absolutely helpless these days, our technology is hell-bent on making independent thought and survival skills obsolete.

    I think I'm getting old... :gerg I still remember joyously riding motorcycles that had ZERO electronics on them; I was happy the frigging thing charged it's own battery and maybe had some lights.
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