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Honda's Asimo Robot Gets a Little Bit Better, a Whole Lot Creepier

It's been almost 15 years since Honda first introduced Asimo, the company's attempt to create a humanoid robot that can walk and perform other human-like tasks. But Asimo's most recent upgrade introduces something unsettling: a pair of dead black eyes and a permanent smirk that leaves the bot looking more like an… » 7/16/14 9:31am 7/16/14 9:31am

New autonomous Honda Asimo next step in rise of machines

New updates to Honda's robot Asimo allow it to now move without the assistance of a human operator, travel over uneven surfaces, and better recognize voices and faces. Now Asimo not only can find us no matter where we hide and hunt us down over even the roughest of terrain, but it also can't be turned off. Thanks… » 11/08/11 3:00pm 11/08/11 3:00pm

Honda Asimo Does Detroit: Bigger, Longer And More Uncut


Our gadget-obsessed brothers at Gizmodo got us the scoop yesterday on Honda's Asimo taking a run at the job of conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra two nights ago. Little did we know Jalopnik friend of friends Fabrizio Costantini (check out his site — the man's a genius with a camera) was in charge of… » 5/15/08 7:26pm 5/15/08 7:26pm

Video of Honda's Transforming Rose Bowl Parade Float in Action,…



Remember the transforming Honda Ridgeline parade float for the Tournament of Roses parade we showed you last week? Yeah — you remember, the one piloted by Asimo the amazing super-robot from the number two super best awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun? Well, one of us actually woke up early enough… » 1/02/08 5:30am 1/02/08 5:30am

Robot Can't Bail: Asimo Doesn't Fall Down, Does a Little Dance, Makes a…

Our techtastic siblings over at Gizmodo posted this video of the new, improved and non-faceplanting version of Honda's Asimo robot trying out for a spot on the LA Galaxy squad, auditioning for an O-Town backup-dancer position and proving that he really can climb stairs. No word on whether jogging helps him keep his… » 1/12/07 8:30pm 1/12/07 8:30pm

Robot, I'm Thinking of a Number: Honda Develops Robot Controlled by…

The newest ESP technology from Honda has not a thing to do with traction control. The company recently demonstrated a system through which brain signals can guide a robotic hand. Holy crap, you say? Yes, exactly. Developed with Japan's Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, the system uses… » 6/02/06 9:00am 6/02/06 9:00am