Murata's Seisaku-Kun Rides Bikes, Wheelie Capability Unknown

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To demonstrate its prowess for producing electronic equipment, Japan's Murata Manufacturing unveiled the latest model of its bicycling robot, Murata Seisaku-Kun. The 50cm high cyclist can navigate an S-curve, pedal up a 2cm wide incline, or stop on a one-yen coin while maintaining its balance — all through the aid of ultrasonic and shock censors. The rider, which can be piloted via directives sent by wireless LAN or a mobile phone, will be showing off his moves at CEATEC JAPAN 2006, an IT and electronics trade show held next month in Chiba Prefecture.
—Brett Bull
Murata Manufacturing's New Bicycling Robot [Asahi Newspaper]