1950 – N.S.U. Motorcycle Robot Driver – (German)
ROBOT DRIVER: In Frankfurt, Germany—A motorcycle with a robot driver was one of features of a spring fair. Exhibited by the N.S.U. Motor Company of Neckarsulm, Germany, the robot showed the crowds how to drive the manufacturer's motorcycle. By a system of switches and electromagnets, the robot starts the engine, changes the three gears, drives at top speed for a while and, finally, brings the motorcycle to a stop.
Another NSU robot.
See the complete list of early Mechanical Men and Robots here.