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Development of New ASIMO

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.18 No.1

Summary

A New ASIMO humanoid robot with advanced physical capabilities that can work autonomously in a real-life environment, such as in an office, was developed in an effort to realize a robot that can coexist with and assist people in society. To attain these goals, by integrating more joints and additional sensors that help ASIMO recognize its surrounding environment, a new control system was developed. The following enhancements were achieved: Obstacle detection was enhanced and route guidance was added for greater mobility; ASIMO was equipped with the ability to run in both circular and straight directions; manipulative ability was enhanced by adding new functions that allow the robot to hand-carry light objects and to push other objects using a cart; and it was provided with the ability to better interact with people.

Reference

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Author (organization or company)

Satoshi SHIGEMI(Wako Research Center)、Yuichiro KAWAGUCHI(Wako Research Center)、Takahide YOSHIIKE(Wako Research Center)、Koji KAWABE(Wako Research Center)、Naohide OGAWA(Wako Research Center)

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