ASIMO – アシモ – أسيمو


                    “ASIMO (アシモ) (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) is a humanoid robot created by Honda. Standing at 130 centimeters (4 feet 3 inches) and weighing 54 kilograms (114 pounds), the robot resembles a small astronaut wearing a backpack and can walk or run on two feet at speeds up to 6 km/h (4.3 mph), matching EMIEW. ASIMO was created at Honda’s Research & Development Wako Fundamental Technical Research Center in Japan. It is the current model in a line of eleven that began in 1986 with E0.” (Wikipedia)

Now, some would ask WHY ASIMO?! many other labs developed more useful robots, and if not better than ASIMO mayabe something equivalent in terms of functionalities, like dancing, walking or even playing soccer! Yeah, Toyota, Hitachi, SONY, TOSHIBA and many other leading electronics electronish companies have developed such robots. However, ASIMO still represents for me and for many others the ideal appearance, color, size, movement and functions of a ROBOT, the robot that we all have dreamed of in childhood! now there are around 100 ASIMOs, each costs around $1 million!

Talking about the automobile co. HONDA, I’m usually impressed of whatever it manufactures from Robots to Motorcycles and anything in between! Always efficient, economic, environment-friendly, quiet, new, nice and powerful. Although this is valid for most of the Japanese companies, but HONDA got it all. Here in Ohio there is a HONDA Automobile factory where Japanese-HONDA powered vehicles are made! I shall visit and see the genuine assembly line of HONDA…

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Q8GEEK
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 11:08:57

    Welcome back…

    Domo arigatou Mr Robotoh


  2. Pisces Chick
    Feb 24, 2010 @ 11:29:39

    Each ASIMO costs around $1 million? Ya balash!


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