Read that story a couple days ago. Notice that the robot's abilities are very limited: it can ride laps around the track at high speeds. It cannot negotiate traffic or avoid obstacles as it uses GPS and inertial guidance to follow a pre-programmed path and does not have any cameras, radar or other sensors typically found in self-driving vehicles.
I think technology derived from this demonstration is most likely to show up in enhanced traction, stability and braking control. Imagine if your bike had a switch you could throw so that all you had to do was point it into a turn and it would automatically adjust line, lean angle and throttle to shoot you through the turn at the maximum safe speed.
Yeah, I'd hate it too. But I suspect a lot of people would love it.