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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
6 Robots that *Don’t* Take People’s Jobs

Let’s face it. Robots are cool, but nobody wants them.
You hear it all the time: “Why don’t you just ask a human to fold towels/entertain/vacuum/work on an assembly line? Do we really need them? Why robots, when I can just hire my favourite minimum wage immigrant?” The questions are hard, but true.
The business of robots is bleak. Outside of research and education, robots in Japan and abroad are now sold to companies as crowd-draws. What happens when the novelty wears off?
Let me tell you what I think:
What we need are …

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[10 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
ASIMO’s Birthday Upgrade Rocks!

Last month marked ASIMO’s 11 year anniversary, and boy has he grown up. Unlike his birthday celebration last year where he displayed no significant improvements, this time Honda rolled out a model they call “All-new ASIMO”. This make-over is the robot-boy’s first major redesign since 2007.

With this upgrade ASIMO can perform amazing feats of acrobatics (by biped robot standards). He able to jump a few inches off the ground and even jump while balancing on one leg. He can not only run faster, with a top-speed increase from 6 kph …

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[31 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
ASIMO Dance Battle

Today is ASIMO’s birthday and as a part of the 5 day celebration, Honda presented what was probably the world’s first human vs robot dance battle.

For a better angle check out Moriyama’s video.
ASIMO went up against the Comedian Papaya Suzuki. I’m not gonna say who I thought won, that’s up you.
This was a part of the first of three presentations today. These included a talk from ASIMO’s creator, and a demonstration of ASIMO’s potential use as a companion, servant and host. ASIMO demonstrated how he was able to …

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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
ASIMO’s Story – Honda’s Anniversary Video

“I want you to make Astro Boy—you know, the comic book robot.”
“What?” said Hirose, not believing his ears. Honda was going to make a robot?
ASIMO is the beloved crowned prince of humanoid robots. It’s been 10 years since he first made his debut to the world, gaining a fanboys and girls internationally and inspiring a new generation of robot makers. Honda is making a big deal of this event with a week long celebration from October 30th to November 3rd at the Honda Plaza.
Honda’s website just released the “ASIMO 10th …

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Living with Robots – Honda Robotics Division Promo

I just stumbled across this video by Honda about their robotics division. It talks about the future of robotics and the public’s perception vs reality. It’s a part of a documentary series called “Dream the Impossible” It’s good stuff, check it out. Asimo makes a cameo .