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ASIMO, Honda's Humanoid Robot, Goes on a Tour

Monday, 17 November 2014

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ASIMO at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo credit: Honda

 

Earlier this year, Honda's ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, visited New York City to take in some of the iconic sights in the city. The newest version of ASIMO had completed a successful North American debut in New York with three major appearances:  entertained to more than three million viewers on American TV show ‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael,’ attended an invitation-only demonstration event and a visit to the New York International Auto Show.

 

ASIMO and audience. Photo credit: Honda 

 

With the objective to help society and people who require assistance in their daily lives, Honda introduced the first version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced, bi-pedal humanoid robot, in 2000, after 14 years of research on humanoid robotics. The small, lightweight robot is designed to operate fluidly in a human environment, and is capable of walking, running, climbing and descending stairs, avoiding objects, and recognizing human faces, among other skills. 

 

ASIMO Visits The Big Apple. YouTube video credit: Honda  

 

The new version of ASIMO, made of magnesium alloy, plastic resin and other materials, is 130cm tall, weighs 50 kg and operates on a rechargeable lithium ion battery, with an approximate operating time of 40 minutes. 

 

You may not be aware, the older version of ASIMO has previously visited Singapore in November 2002 and met with more than 10,000 people at places like Singapore Motor Show, shopping center, Science Center, and a Driving Center.

 

 

PS: Let’s hope to see the newer vision soon! 

 

  

Source: Honda

 

Photos: HondaPosted by Admin in Technology on 17 Nov 2014

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