ASIMO – The Most Advanced Humanoid Robot

What looks more like someone in a space suit is nothing less than HONDA’s most advanced humanoid robot “ASIMO”. (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility). ASIMO, however, was not made for space but rather to be a helper to people. He has a wide range of abilities that enable him to fulfill his purpose. Here are just mentioned a few:

  • recognize moving objects, postures, gestures, its surrounding environment, faces, voices
  • interaction with people, i.e. handshakes, following someone, interpreting voice commands, identifying people by their voice
  • walking speed of 2.7 km/h and running speed of 6 km/h
  • autonomously avoids obstacles
  • climbs stairs
  • carries trays and prevents spilling its contents
  • pushes and freely controls carts

The first version of ASIMO was unveiled in 2000. Since then it has been updated and improved (the specifications above refer to the latest release).

Sources: http://asimo.honda.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASIMO

ASIMO conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

ASIMO serving a tray

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