Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Asimo's progress

The 2007 Honda ASIMO is the eleventh incarnation of a project that has been running since 1986.

Officially, the name is an acronym for "Advanced Step in Innovative MObility". Honda claim that it has nothing to do with Isaac Asimov, and in Japanese, the name is pronounced 'ashimo' meaning 'legs also'.

One of Asimo's unique features is that it can walk up and down stairs (although this all went spectacularly wrong at a demonstration last year). He did better at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

For more videos, visit YouTube and search for 'asimo'. And if you're hungry for more, Honda's official site has stacks of information sheets and hi-res pictures.

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