robotics. A tribute? ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Stoe in Innovative MObility (or something like Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is actually a contraction of the Japanese word "ashi" (foot) and English "move".
It is also equipped with a wireless connection that allows it to connect to the Internet or communicate with his counterparts to coordinate example. As for his hand (4 fingers and a thumb), they allow him a great ability to manipulate objects of everyday life.
According to manufacturers, ASIMO would have the intelligence of a child aged 3 and motor skills of a child less than 10 years. Except that 3 years, children begin to speak, this is not the case. The robot has in fact no possibility of vocalization , which is obviously a serious handicap to communicate.
Besides having the language in the pocket, he has the brain ... in the back: the computer to manage its capacity is present in the form of a backpack, more and more discreet with every version.
The energy supplied to it by a lithium battery. Unfortunately, it requires 3 hours of charging for one hour of effectiveness: a performance rather low that Honda will improve in the future to market ASIMO has a large scale.
For now, it is essentially a search robot, although it is available to rent for special events. Eventually, Honda plans to sell ASIMO as an aid to the person or perform dangerous tasks for humans.
The name actually ASIMO resembles closely that of the author of science fiction, the father of robotics. A tribute? ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Stoe in Innovative MObility (or something like Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is actually a contraction of the Japanese word "ashi" (foot) and English "move".
* Impressive motor skills, which allow a wide degree of displacement.
* his skillful hands, enabling him to effectively interact with the objects of everyday life
* very limited interaction with humans, particularly because of its lack of vocalization
* very limited energy autonomy, which prohibits any prolonged use