Deus Ex Machina - God Out of a Machine
Written by Greg Allen   
Tuesday, 03 June 2008

Ok.. this is an odd one..  

Yamaha - Deus Ex MachinaIt looks like Yamaha is working on a new three wheel wearable trike. This new machine will be a cross between a motorcycle and a Segway. It really looks like something out of some futuristic movie. They call it the Yamaha "Deus Ex Machina" (which is Latin for "God out of a machine").

The "Deus Ex Machina" gets its energy from a power pack combination of nanophosphate batteries (same as hybrid cars now) and ultracapacitors. They are expecting it to go from zero to sixty acceleration in three seconds and a top speed of 75mph.

The exoskeleton has 36 pneumatic "muscles" with 2 linear actuators along a spine with seven artifical vertebrae that keeps the vehicle in control. The helmet is also attached to the top of the spine.

I guess we never know where ultracapacitors are going to show up next. This is interesting to see but I don’t expect it to be in production anytime soon.

You know... really... I can’t imagine myself in this contraption going 75 miles an hour... but I will leave that to you daredevils out there looking to make a name for yourselves!

Yamaha "God Out of a Machine"
Readers have left 2 comments.
 No.1  Untitled
That is totally cool! Too bad it won't see the light of day.
Andy Dabydeen (Unregistered) • 2008-06-09 21:22:38
 No.2  nick singer

What happens to the driver if you stop very quickly? I looks as though the macine will cartwheel.
Guest (Unregistered) • 2008-09-19 09:58:31
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