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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