Japanese electronics firm Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is to feature a bicycling robot on its booth at the CEATEC Japan 2005 electronics show, which starts tomorrow.
Called Murata Boy, the bike-bot receives commands from a PC via wireless LAN. It is equipped with four types of sensors: two gyro sensors used to detect angular velocity and inclination; an ultrasonic sensor to detect obstacles; and a shock sensor to detect rough surfaces.
Apparently, the World Anti Doping Authority is working on a test to check whether any current professional cyclists use performance-enhancing bionic parts.
Source: EE Times.