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ASIMO up close: The friendly robot visits Europe, we say hello

ASIMO up close: The friendly robot visits Europe, we say hello

By 17 July 2014

There's a hush of anticipation as we wait for the all-new ASIMO to walk onto a makeshift stage inside a warehouse in an industrial estate just outside Brussels. It's understandable. It is the first time ASIMO (Advanced Step In Innovative Mobility) has... >>

Honda's latest ASIMO robot can now run 5.6 mph and even predict your behaviour

Honda's latest ASIMO robot can now run 5.6 mph and even predict your behaviour

By 16 July 2014

A world where we all own robot personal assistants, which act kind of like Rosie from the Jetsons, is slightly more realistic today, thanks to the latest version of ASIMO from Honda. Honda has introduced in Belgium a new-and-improved ASIMO. It's a humanoid... >>

Asimo creator Honda releases first commercial robotic product in the shape of Miimo lawnmower

Asimo creator Honda releases first commercial robotic product in the shape of Miimo lawnmower

By 22 October 2012

Honda, the firm behind the humanoid robot Asimo, has finally brought to market a product using some of its robotic know-how.  But those expecting to have automaton butlers in their homes to serve them tea and scones will have to wait a bit longer, as... >>

Honda Asimo slims down, grows up and goes it alone

Honda Asimo slims down, grows up and goes it alone

By 8 November 2011

The "all-new" Asimo has been shown off,  equipped with what Honda describes as "autonomous behaviour control technology". The new system allows Asimo to continue moving without input from a controller, whilst its new, slimmer body gives the automaton... >>

A Honda ASIMO of your very own!

A Honda ASIMO of your very own!

By 2 April 2010

If you've ever wanted to own Honda's ASIMO robot then now is your chance. Sort of. Actually, there are around 100 of them in existence but they will cost you $1million. If you'd rather get one for free then you can download a virtual ASIMO widget for... >>

VIDEO: This robot will run you down

VIDEO: This robot will run you down

By 12 August 2009

The days of seeing a robot as something slow and methodical that you can outrun are soon to be over. A video fromToyota R&D show its latest robot offering resisting a push and running you down at 7 kilometers per hour - that's 100m in just under a minute.... >>

Honda Robot conducts world famous orchestra

Honda Robot conducts world famous orchestra

By 16 May 2008

The musicians sat waiting, instruments tuned, at an unusual gala performance of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. For, as the audience finished rustling bags and coats, it was a 4 foot, 3 inches robot that stepped up to conduct the musicians. Honda's ASIMO... >>

ASIMO to conduct symphony orchestra

ASIMO to conduct symphony orchestra

By 24 April 2008

Honda is providing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with a gift of more than $1 million to create "The Power of Dreams Music Education Fund" for disadvantaged kiddies. That's all very nice, but what we think Detroit-based folk should be more excited about... >>

Honda's ASIMO to get new capabilities

Honda's ASIMO to get new capabilities

By 10 December 2007

Honda has unveiled a series of "cutting-edge intelligence technologies" that improve ASIMO - its humanoid robot. This improvements will enable ASIMO to operate autonomously with people and other ASIMOs, a crucial "co-existing" quality, helping pave ASIMO's... >>

CES 2006: Pocket-lint gets date with Honda robot ASIMO

CES 2006: Pocket-lint gets date with Honda robot ASIMO

By 8 January 2006

Pocket-lint was lucky enough to finish CES 2006 in Las Vegas with a date with Honda's robot ASIMO in the Robot's first appearance at the show. Standing for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility the robot is the world's most advanced humanoid robot, with... >>