Physics of the Riderless Bike

It looks like magic. A bike traveling at the right speed will steer itself–popping back up when it starts to fall. But why? A new paper by Andy Ruina, of Cornell University, Jim Papadopoulos, of University of Wisconsin – Stout, and colleagues challenges the conventional wisdom of what’s required for bike stability.

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