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Flossie is a ‘Bot Used as a Bike Tester for Castrol

By: Andrew Robichaud - Published: Jul 21, 2009 • References: fasterandfaster.net and engadget
Since it’s becoming quite apparent that robots can do just about everything better than humans, we might as well use them to test drive vehicles (close, but no cigar).

Flossie the robot is actually a test driver for Castrol. Now, although Flossie can’t take to the streets for some real racing, he does have a built-in learning system that allows him to quickly adapt to any stationary bike. This would include the clutch drag, gear shifting and throttle response (I can’t even adapt to those).

Flossie’s purpose is to help Castrol properly and effectively evaluate their lubricants on the vehicles. You’re doing a fine job Flossie!