Monday, November 28th, 2011
Asimo is a humanoid robot that Honda Motor Company unveiled to the world in 2000. The robot, whose name is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was created to help people who have problems with mobility. This month Honda demonstrated the latest version of Asimo. The new model is capable of smoother and more continuous movement and thanks to increased intelligence is able to adapt to a variety of situations.
In fact, the latest version of Asimo is an “autonomous machine” that can make decisions about the correct behavior based on it surroundings. No operator is needed to control the robot’s movements. Honda believes this new autonomous robot is one step closer to being a practical tool that will be able to work among people in an office setting or other public space.
If you’d like to find out more about robotic development in Japan, read about another robot named Murata. You can find out more about Asimo on the Honda website and don’t miss the amazing video of Asimo in action on YouTube.