A group of students from the State University of San Jose are working on an electric motorcycle that can easily move in any direction. Motorcycle Spherical Drive System (SDS) teetering on the fields. It helps maintain the balance of MEMS-gyro sensor and a built-in accelerometer.
On the creation of a motorcycle on areas students inspired robot Rezero Ball Bot, created by Japanese specialists. Video attached.
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Motorcycle SDS will be handled as a regular motorcycle. Additionally, it will be installed joystick allows to perform such maneuvers as a movement in the direction and rotation. The prototype will be able to travel at a speed of 16 km / h, although, according to the developers, these motorcycles can theoretically reach speeds of up to 100 km / h.
Quite an interesting development, especially when you consider that he could even move sideways. The only thing that bothers me — it's likely a high level of noise, which will publish this kind of technology …