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Robotic Racing Bikes

The Detonator Motorycle is Too Dangerous for Human Racers

— November 29, 2011 — Autos
The Detonator motorcycle is a concept bike not meant to be ridden by humans. Daniel Simon's futuristic drag racer is meant to be piloted by droids in a futuristic motorcycle racing circuit. The design of the Detonator motorcycle is wildly futuristic, if a bit frightening. Droids aren't programmed (hopefully) to know fear, which is good as this bike sits incredibly low to the ground to help it stay steady at high speeds.

Perhaps the biggest indicator that the Detonator motorcycle is designed for droids is its massive rear wheel. The wheel is pulled close to the driver's seat and is left uncovered. This would normally be a health hazard, but Simon argues that his beryllium-bodied droids will be safe and sound. Racing will only get more dangerous as drivers and riders look to push the speed limit. We may not be far off from a robotic racing league that forgoes human drivers in favor of dangerous and exhilarating races.
Trend Themes
1. Futuristic Motorcycle Racing - Opportunity for robotic racers to compete in thrilling and dangerous races.
2. Massive Rear Wheel Design - Innovation in designing safe and efficient motorcycles with oversized rear wheels.
3. Beryllium-bodied Droids - Potential for advanced robot design using beryllium material for enhanced safety and performance.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Manufacturing - Opportunity for automotive manufacturers to explore the production of robotic racing bikes and components.
2. Artificial Intelligence - Potential for AI technology to power robotic racers and enable autonomous motorcycle racing.
3. Sports and Entertainment - Disruptive innovation in the sports industry with the advent of robotic motorcycle racing leagues.
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