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  Howstuffworks "How ASIMO Works"
ASIMO is 4 feet 3 inches (1.3 meters) high, which is just the right height to look eye to eye with someone seated in a chair.
Although ASIMO isn't quite ready for prime time (there are still improvements that need to be made to allow it to fully function as Honda hopes), Honda has put ASIMO to work as a receptionist in its office in Wako in Saitama prefecture, just north of Tokyo.
To perform these duties, ASIMO has to be specially programmed to know the layout of the buildings and the appropriate way to greet visitors and answer questions.
science.howstuffworks.com /asimo.htm   (623 words)

  BBC NEWS | Technology | Humanoid robot learns how to run
Asimo has improved in other ways too, increasing his walking speed, from 1.6km/h to 2.5km, growing 10cm to 130cm and putting on 2kg in weight.
Asimo has already made his mark on the international robot scene and in November was inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame.
For the moment Asimo's biggest role is an entertainer and the audience gathered to see his first public run greeted his slightly comical gait with amusement, according to reports.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/4098201.stm   (429 words)

 Inside ASIMO.<1>.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ASIMO has two Degrees of Freedom on its neck, six on each arm and six on each leg.
ASIMO is designed to operate in our world, where we need to reach for things, pick things up and navigate along floors, sidewalks - even climb stairs.
That's why ASIMO has two arms and two legs and is what is called a humanoid robot.
www.honda.ca /HondaCorpEng/AboutHonda/ASIMO/Inside_ASIMO.htm   (255 words)

 Honda Asimo - Gizmo Highway Technology Guide
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) is the result of years of constant research and development Honda to create a huminoid robot
ASIMO can also recognize postures and gestures like recognize an indicated location and move to that location, shake a person's hand when a handshake is offered and respond to a wave by waving back.
The combination of newly developed high-response hardware and the new Posture Control technology enables ASIMO to proactively bend or twist its torso to maintain its balance and prevent the problems of foot slippage and spinning in the air, which accompany movement at higher speeds.
www.gizmohighway.com /robotics/asimo.htm   (800 words)

 ASIMO - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ASIMO can recognize the objects and terrain of its environment and act in a way that is safe for both itself and nearby humans.
ASIMO does physically move about quite a lot, however, and this movement is the main focus of the show.
September 2006 - ASIMO was demonstrated at the Perth Royal Show, Western Australia for the general public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ASIMO   (1149 words)

 Asimo the robot is Honda brand ambassador
Asimo will be Honda's first brand ambassador for its businesses in the country.
As Asimo walked the ramp on Monday at a press conference, cameras clicked and video cameras rolled several times over, amid a furore normally generated by an Aishwarya Rai or Sachin Tendulkar.
Asimo, which stands for advanced step in innovative mobility, has been developed with a cost of more than Yen 1 billion.
www.rediff.com /money/2003/sep/09asimo.htm   (403 words)

Honda's ASIMO is world's most advanced walking robot, and from 16 to 22 February 2004 visitors to the Science Museum will have the opportunity to see ASIMO in four performances each day.
ASIMO is turning into something of a global celebrity, but the Science Museum will be welcoming him for his very first visit to the UK.
ASIMO will be strutting his stuff for 4 shows a day at the Museum between Monday 16 February and Sunday 22 February.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk /exhibitions/asimo/index.asp   (313 words)

 Howstuffworks "How ASIMO Works"
ASIMO is 4 feet (1.2 meters) high, which is just the right height to look eye to eye with someone seated in a chair.
ASIMO uses a proprietary vision algorithm that lets it see, recognize, and avoid running into objects even if their orientation and lighting are not the same as those in its memory database.
ASIMO either has to be programmed to do a specific job in a specific area that has markers that it understands, or it has to be manually controlled by a human.
electronics.howstuffworks.com /asimo.htm/printable   (2983 words)

 Mickey Welcomes Asimo to Innoventions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, with the ability to climb stairs, walk forward and backward, turn smoothly without pausing, and maintain balance while walking on uneven slopes and surfaces.
ASIMO has two arms and two hands, which ease such tasks as reaching for and grasping objects, switching lights on and off, or opening and closing doors.
ASIMO has since completed two national tours in which the robot was demonstrated for more than 130,000 people at top science and technology museums and engineering and computer science universities across North America.
www.themeparks.com /dland/asimo.htm   (750 words)

 Honda Reveals Technologies for Next-Generation ASIMO
The combination of newly developed high-response hardware and the new Posture Control technology enables ASIMO to proactively bend or twist its torso to maintain its balance and prevent the problems of foot slippage and spinning in the air, which accompany movement at higher speeds.
ASIMO is now capable of running at a speed of 3km/hour.
The step cycle of ASIMO is 0.36 seconds with an airborne time of 0.05 seconds, which are equivalent to that of a person jogging.
www.japancorp.net /Article.asp?Art_ID=9021   (808 words)

 gizmag Article: Honda Reveals Next Generation Asimo
ASIMO incorporates three new major technologies, including "Posture Control" technology, making it possible for ASIMO to run in a natural, human-like way, "Autonomous Continuous Movement" technology, enabling ASIMO to choose a flexible route to a given destination and enhanced visual and force sensor technologies, enabling ASIMO to smoothly interact with people.
The combination of newly developed high-response hardware and the new Posture Control technology enables ASIMO to proactively bend or twist its torso to maintain balance and prevent the problems of foot slippage and spinning in the air, which accompany movement at higher speeds.
ASIMO is now capable of running at a speed of 3km/h and ASIMO's walking speed has been increased from 1.6 km/h to 2.5 km/h.
www.gizmag.com /go/3563   (553 words)

 ASIMO's steps are a giant leap for robotics
ASIMO will perform a 30-minute demonstration at the Pacific Science Center at 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
ASIMO walks through a technology called "prediction motion control" -- it predicts the next move and shifts its center of gravity accordingly, keeping it on balance.
An ASIMO even rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 14, 2002, in honor of Honda's 25th anniversary on the exchange.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /lifestyle/148158_fam14.html   (782 words)

 21st Century Robotics - Honda ASIMO Robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
"ASIMO" is a further evolved version of P3 in an endearing people-friendly size which enables it to actually perform tasks within the realm of a human living environment.
A height of 120cm was chosen because it was considered the optimum to operate household switches, reach doorknobs in a human living space and for performing tasks at tables and benches.
By redesigning ASIMO's skeletal frame, reducing the frame's wall thickness and specially designing the control unit for compactness and light weight, ASIMO was made much more compact and its weight was reduced to a remarkable 43kg.
www.21stcentury.co.uk /robotics/honda_asimo_robot.asp   (568 words)

 Honda robot Asimo learns to jog - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com
The new Asimo is a bit smarter, loaded with a CPU equivalent of about five personal computers, and can dodge people and other obstacles in its path when moving to an instructed destination, forming its own route according to a map program inside its brain.
The new Asimo also gained a moving thumb and is smart enough to reach toward an extended hand, delivering a more realistic handshake — an asset for its job as ambassador for Honda.
Asimo has rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, accompanied the prime minister on an overseas trip and shaken hands with dignitaries.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6718239   (661 words)

 G4 - Feature - Say Hello to Asimo
Asimo can bend or move in 26 different directions, but don't ask it to do downward-facing dog.
Honda says a faster speed is possible, which is good because at its current rate Asimo won't qualify as an Olympic racewalker.
Asimo's height (4 feet) allows for face-to-face interaction with a human sitting in a chair or sitting up in bed, a distinct advantage over Mini Me.
www.g4tv.com /techtvvault/features/46333/Say_Hello_to_Asimo.html   (312 words)

 hondanews.com > 'ASIMO,' World's Most Advanced Humanoid Robot, Begins Educational Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ASIMO will travel to top science museums, institutions and universities through March 2004, where it will be demonstrated free of charge.
ASIMO made its U.S. debut February 14, 2002, when it rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.'s listing on the NYSE.
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) was developed by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced mobility technology.
www.hondanews.com /CatID0000?mid=2003012835994&mime=asc   (605 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Honda's humanoid robot hits UK
The robot Asimo could, given current naming trends in the music industry, almost be a pop star.
As the Asimo world tour reaches the Science Museum in London, the label seems rather appropriate.
Roboticists I have spoken to in the past are truly impressed by Asimo's powers, and also by the Honda robotics team's immense but undisclosed budget.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/3492979.stm   (483 words)

 Honda Upgrades Asimo Robot Into Speedy Errand Assistant - Hardware Technology News by TechWeb
Asimo, the walking humanoid robot that danced with children on BBC's Blue Peter children's show, can now hold hands, carry objects and automatically perform the tasks of a receptionist, information guide, or delivery person.
The improved Asimo, unveiled Tuesday, can also run twice as fast as its previous incarnation, covering 3.72 miles per hour.
Asimo can already recognize surrounding environments with visual sensors, a floor surface sensor, an ultrasonic senor, an eye camera, a force (kinesthetic) sensor and a new IC Tele-interaction Communication Card.
www.techweb.com /wire/hardware/175001426   (384 words)

 Say Hello to ASIMO @ The Franklin Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Developed by Honda Motor Co, Ltd, ASIMO can duplicate complex human motion such as walking forwards and backwards, turning corners, even walking up and down stairs—all with a remarkable sense of balance and agility.
The ASIMO tour not only lets visitors experience first-hand what a humanoid robot can do, but also encourages young people to study math, engineering, physics, and computer science.
ASIMO demonstrations are FREE with paid admission or a Museum membership.
sln.fi.edu /tfi/info/current/asimo.html   (90 words)

 nbc4.com - Digital Edge - ASIMO
While ASIMO stood on one foot with its "cameras" closed, the students tried the same thing, eventually flailing arms lost out to the robot's technology.
The Honda engineers who have been working on ASIMO have concentrated on making it move in our world so it could be useful to help the elderly or wheel chair bound.
ASIMO is not for sale, and is not ready to help people yet.
www.nbc4.com /technology/2468815/detail.html   (513 words)

 ASIMO Humanoid Robot - Honda Robotic Technology Tours N America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ASIMO is the result of more than 18 years of research and endeavor in the field of humanoid robotics.
ASIMO represents the dream of Honda engineers' to create a two-legged walking humanoid robot that can one day be of use in human society.
ASIMO can maneuver between objects in a room and go up and down stairs to help it function in a wide range of environments.
asimo.honda.com /inside_asimo_movies.asp   (160 words)

 USATODAY.com - Honda robot helps teach in classrooms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Asimo, Honda's humanoid robot pictured with school children during a press preview, will soon join children in the classroom.
The teacher also explained to students that weight is transferred from the heel to the toe when a person walks, and moved the robot in slow motion to demonstrate.
Asimo, which is similar to the Japanese word for "foot," will help teach thousands of students at elementary and junior high schools who visit science centers in two Japanese cities as part of their education, Honda and city officials said.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/robotics/2005-04-06-honda-teaching-robot_x.htm?csp=34   (407 words)

 Robotic Technology - Honda ASIMO Humanoid Robot Structure, Features and Functions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Honda engineers created ASIMO with 26 Degrees of Freedom that help it walk and perform tasks much like a human.
ASIMO is designed to operate in the real world, where people need to reach for things, pick things up, navigate along floors, sidewalks and even climb stairs.
ASIMO's abilities to walk smoothly, climb stairs and recognize people's voices and faces will enable ASIMO to easily function in our world and truly assist humans.
www.asimo.honda.com /inside_asimo.asp?bhcp=1   (231 words)

 Georgia Institute of Technology :: Campus Calendar & Events :: ASIMO, the Humanoid Robot, Visits Georgia Tech
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility), the world’s most advanced humanoid robot developed by Honda Motor Co., will launch a nationwide university tour with public demonstrations at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The show will also reveal ASIMO’s new artificial intelligence capabilities, explore how ASIMO was developed, explain the challenges of creating humanoid robots and investigate potential future applications for robotic technologies.
The ASIMO demonstration is open to the public FREE of charge, and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
www.gatech.edu /calendar/event.php?id=468   (229 words)

 Asimo Blog > Home ( DNN 3.1.1 )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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www.asimoblog.com /dnn/Home/tabid/36/ctl/Terms/Default.aspx   (1500 words)

 Meet ASIMO, Honda's Humanoid Robot - Robotics Research
ASIMO has the unique ability to walk forward, backward, side step and even climb stairs with human-like agility.
With the capability to navigate and operate in our world, ASIMO will be able to perform tasks to assist people, especially those lacking full mobility.
ASIMO will serve as another set of eyes, ears, hands and legs for all kinds of people in need, and will provide them with a new sense of independence and mobility in their everyday lives.
corporate.honda.com /innovation/asimo/index.aspx   (224 words)

 ASIMO Robot to Tour U.S.
ASIMO, Honda's four-foot tall walking robot wonder, has arrived on US shores to kick off a nationwide, 15-month educational tour that will culminate in a visit to the North America school that comes up with the best essay on robotics.
ASIMO is not a completely autonomous robot, and its routines, such as the hand signals, walking up stairs, and walking backwards, were all controlled by both a very powerful laptop and a handheld device that's part PDA and part game-pad style control.
ASIMO will be on display at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, through February 2 and then begin its cross-country tour of science and learning institutions.
www.pcmag.com /article2/0,4149,849588,00.asp   (1474 words)

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