Japan's Murata Manufacturing unveils the "Murataseisaku-kun" bicyle-riding robot driving on a balancing beam during Asia's largest electronics trade show Ceatec. The robot, which measures almost 20 inches in height, can drive at different speeds on its bicycle.
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