Yamaha’s Exoskeleton Motorcycle: The Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina

What do you get when you cross-breed a motorcycle with a robotic exoskeleton? A wearable concept vehicle that will make rides on common racing bikes look like a boring afternoon stroll through your neighborhood.

Invented by Jake Loniak, The Yamaha-branded Deus Ex Machina concept motorcycle is powered by ultra-capacitors and nano-phoshpate batteries (Just like the ones used in today’s electric cars.) The vehicle is controlled via 36 pneumatic muscles that are attached to a spine composed of seven artificial vertebrae. The conceptor beleives that if built, the Deus Ex Machina could reach a top speed of 75mph, with a recharge time of 15 minutes for one hour of use. Video and additional pictures after the jump.

[Via TechEblog]





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24 Responses to Yamaha’s Exoskeleton Motorcycle: The Deus Ex Machina

  1. That's one of the coolest machine designs I've ever seen. I would never buy a motorcycle, but I might buy that. Is there a petition to make sure they put it into production?

    • As an avid motorcyclist, this looks awesome. As a concept. It would even probably be extremely awesome as a prototype. Due to the fact that it doesn't use any gasoline (from what I read), it would be highly economic. However, Yamaha will more than likely make a limited number, having prices sky-high. The fact that it is relatively small but still does 75 would be great for congestion on the highways, but, it is not meant to haul groceries, nor does it seem to be more then a one seater. I'll keep an eye on this one, but it has to come a long way for me to really want to buy one, and even then, the price can't be outrageous. Like the Segway, I would probably ride it as much as I could, but it would be someone elses. I'll keep an eye on it.

  2. That’s one of the coolest machine designs I’ve ever seen. I would never buy a motorcycle, but I might buy that. Is there a petition to make sure they put it into production?

    • As an avid motorcyclist, this looks awesome. As a concept. It would even probably be extremely awesome as a prototype. Due to the fact that it doesn’t use any gasoline (from what I read), it would be highly economic. However, Yamaha will more than likely make a limited number, having prices sky-high. The fact that it is relatively small but still does 75 would be great for congestion on the highways, but, it is not meant to haul groceries, nor does it seem to be more then a one seater. I’ll keep an eye on this one, but it has to come a long way for me to really want to buy one, and even then, the price can’t be outrageous. Like the Segway, I would probably ride it as much as I could, but it would be someone elses. I’ll keep an eye on it.

  3. I wonder what would be left of the driver after a crash. Nice concept, but I figure it's more a l'art pour l'art thing than a really feasible thing.

  4. I wonder what would be left of the driver after a crash. Nice concept, but I figure it’s more a l’art pour l’art thing than a really feasible thing.

  5. As an avid motorcyclist, this looks awesome. As a concept. It would even probably be extremely awesome as a prototype. Due to the fact that it doesn’t use any gasoline (from what I read), it would be highly economic. However, Yamaha will more than likely make a limited number, having prices sky-high. The fact that it is relatively small but still does 75 would be great for congestion on the highways, but, it is not meant to haul groceries, nor does it seem to be more then a one seater. I’ll keep an eye on this one, but it has to come a long way for me to really want to buy one, and even then, the price can’t be outrageous. Like the Segway, I would probably ride it as much as I could, but it would be someone elses. I’ll keep an eye on it

    EDIT: This was reposted by me because I didn't mean for it to reply to that one comment. Whoops.

  6. As an avid motorcyclist, this looks awesome. As a concept. It would even probably be extremely awesome as a prototype. Due to the fact that it doesn’t use any gasoline (from what I read), it would be highly economic. However, Yamaha will more than likely make a limited number, having prices sky-high. The fact that it is relatively small but still does 75 would be great for congestion on the highways, but, it is not meant to haul groceries, nor does it seem to be more then a one seater. I’ll keep an eye on this one, but it has to come a long way for me to really want to buy one, and even then, the price can’t be outrageous. Like the Segway, I would probably ride it as much as I could, but it would be someone elses. I’ll keep an eye on it

    EDIT: This was reposted by me because I didn’t mean for it to reply to that one comment. Whoops.

  7. That's exactly what I was thinking. If they are good enough for the pro racers and good enough to be fitted as OEM to top spec bikes such as the Pinarello Prince or new Dogma surely they must as you say be "fit for purpose"?.

  8. That’s exactly what I was thinking. If they are good enough for the pro racers and good enough to be fitted as OEM to top spec bikes such as the Pinarello Prince or new Dogma surely they must as you say be “fit for purpose”?.

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  11. I think it's just silly to call it a Deus Ex Machina when it doesn't miraculously solve any problems whatsoever, and possibly presents whole new ones.

    At least with a Segway you can hop off and do your business.
    But don't you see? While you're riding this, the framework is wrapped around you, rather than you mounted on it, so, with some garment tweaking, you can do your business WHILE you ride it!