Japanese Honda company stopped development of the Asimo robot

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It has been officially announced that production will cease after not receiving any significant upgrade since the last revision in 2011.  Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was first shown to the public in 2000, after two decades of development by the Japanese company. Asimo made a history during time.

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The robot Asimo

It was the first robot to walk on two legs, with a plaisant human appearance, being powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasted for about an hour. It was able to perform human-like functions including the ability to recognize moving objects, judge direction and distance of objects, and interpret voice and gesture commands. He also visited many schools across the country to meet with students. From 2005, Asimo became a part in an live science show at Disneyland. It also had the potential to fulfilling the role of a receptionist, information guide or carry out delivery service. Asimo even had a role in a 2006 as an actor in TV docu-drama. And do you believe ? The robot played football with former President Obama. The next „formula” decided by Honda for robots will be  3E (empower, experience, empathy). The results will come.

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