Bipedal Cycling Robot Can Balance, Steer and Correct Itself (via DigInfo)
Remote controlled robot can ride a bicycle - it’s charming how it stops, using his feet, then acknowledges this by raising it’s hand in the air, waving! (you can see this at the 1 minute 20 mark):
Robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi has demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.
This robot system consists of a commercially available two-legged robot and a bicycle made by Yamaguchi. To detect how much the robot is tilting, the TAG201 gyro from Tamagawa Seiki is used. Based on the tilt data, a method called PID control is used to control the robot’s balancing motion.