Honda stops with the Asimo Robot
Honda has announced that it will stop developing Asimo. In 2000, the android robot was the first machine that could move on two legs without tripping, thus representing a major breakthrough in robotic motor skills. Later on, the robot also acquired the ability to recognize objects and voices and to move autonomously.
Honda developed Asimo. The robot is 130 centimeters high and weighs 54 kilograms. The robot has the appearance of an astronaut wearing a backpack and can walk up to 3 km per hour and 6 kilometers per hour run. The robot is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. In 2007 there are 46 ASIMO robots. The robot is now in third generation. Asimo is a humanoid robot. He has the look of a man and a man of the senses. The human form was designed to familiarize him, not functionality.Asimo
No commercial product
Honda has never been able to develop a commercial product from Asimo, the robot evolved over the years from an innovative machine into a marketing symbol for the company. After 2011, the manufacturer did not release any new models of the robot. Now Honda felt that the time was ripe to send Asimo to retirement. The company will focus on specific segments in robot technology, such as health care and self-propelled vehicles.
Asimo continues to develop the technologies that made it possible to move the robot without colliding with objects. This progress in computer vision was crucial for the development of applications such as self-propelled cars, or, as Honda has put into practice, the production of a robotic lawnmower.