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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Honda releases their new personal mobility vehicle: UNI-CUB

Three years ago Honda presented it’s U3-X a tiny unicycle looking vehicle that magically moved whichever direction the passenger wanted by just a slight shift of their weight. Now they’ve presented the upgrade, a sturdier looking device called the UNI-CUB.
Like it’s predecessor UNI-CUB works by using an omni-directional driving wheel system but now also with a rear-wheel that helps with turning. Because of the unit’s compact size, you are more or less the same width riding the UNI-CUB when walking. This makes fitting into small spaces such as elevators easy. …

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Honda Develops Technology to Prevent Traffic Jams

Honda motors recently started testing the world’s first technology to prevent traffic congestion. This system was developed after realizing that the acceleration and deceleration of one vehicle affects the traffic patterns of the vehicles trailing behind. The system detects a vehicle’s potential to cause traffic congestion by analyzing a car’s driving pattern. The driver is then given advice on best times to accelerate or apply braking via an on board color-coded display, resulting in smoother driving.
Private test results have shown an increase in speed of about 23% and an …

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[25 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Honda Provides Smart Homes to Japanese City

The people of Saitama City, Japan are in for a treat with the signing of the E-KIZUNA Project Agreement with Honda. According to the agreement Saitama will be the setting to test the urban use of hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and electric scooters. There are also plans for the testing of Honda’s Smart Home system in spring 2012.
The Smart Home Systems will generate electricity by using solar panels and gas engine cogeneration units. This extra energy, that compliments the commercial grid, can be used to charge EVs and help reduce …

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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 .