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June 2, 2007

MURATA BOY – Self Balancing Bicycle Riding Robot

at 6:20 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment

MURATA BOY is a self balancing robot that is packed with electronics to allow it to have extraordinary balancing capabilities. The specs are impressive especially considering the small size of the unit however watch the videos, they are something else!

Videos and more pictures after the jump.

“The little guy does not fall down, even when he comes to a complete stop. And, it’s not training wheels keeping him up, but a gyro sensor located underneath his seat that detects tiny movements to calculate the slanting angle of the body. Once the angle is figured out, a large rotating disc in the robot’s chest generates force to correct the slant.”

Via: EEbeat



Man, bounced that for days thanks being again, this I what cialis . Buy online an that shipping all of discount...

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12 Responses to “MURATA BOY – Self Balancing Bicycle Riding Robot”

  1. wuh Says:


  2. hansi Says:

    wtf o0 o0

  3. Mr. Maigo Says:

    Yeah “Wow” and “wtf”
    Also, how big is the damn thing?

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    I was thinking it was human sized when I saw the videos at first but look at the second last picture, the guy looking at it is close up. So it is quite small, in my eyes this makes it more impressive since all the electronics now have less space to live than I initially suspected.

  5. lifekludger » Lifekludger Links Weekly #20 Says:

    […] An ipod modded so screen flips up. More devices need a fold up screen like this. When they’re flat on a desk they often are hard to see. [via hackaday] # MURATA BOY – Self Balancing Bicycle Riding Robot […]

  6. Ralph Says:

    Hi, Alan

    Yeah, he’s about 19 inches tall.


    Ralph Raiola

  7. Hexypoo Says:

    Hmm, kewl.

  8. tank Says:

    id say, judging by the tripod and other objects in the last pic,
    he is no more than 12 inches tall.

  9. wanderer Says:

    wat is the component that the bicycle need in order to stand straight?
    wat kind of motor did it used to go forward and to steer left right?
    wat other component does it need to be that perfect?
    it can also goes into reverse mode, it is magnificent!

  10. Gyrowheel - Next Generation Bike Training Wheel - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] goal of Gyrowheel might be to enable our children to learn how to ride a bike as well as MURATA BOY. The Gyrowheel will probably not spell the end to normal training wheels because of the increased […]

  11. muRata Boy and Girl Demonstration and Technical Overview at CES 2011 - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] some of the capabilities of their components muRata has developed two cool robotic platforms. muRara boy has been featured here before but muRata girl is a new one to the pages of Hacked Gadgets. muRata girl uses similar technologies […]

  12. angelique Says:

    hi! we have a class project that is exactly like murata boy..can you help me find where to purchase the needed components for the same project type and program? is murata boy available in the market? thank you so much for your help!

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