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Robotics Hardware

10th Birthday of ASIMO 53

uyguremre writes "Honda is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot. To mark this special occasion, Honda has launched a dedicated website hosting films and photographs detailing ASIMO's evolution over the past 10 years. ASIMO is a humanoid robot created by Honda."
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10th Birthday of ASIMO

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 31, 2010 @09:45AM (#34079026)
    Every time I watch ASIMO, it feels like it is stuck in the past with no real improvements being done.
  • by Animats ( 122034 ) on Sunday October 31, 2010 @12:46PM (#34080110) Homepage

    I get the feeling they had a big budget cut in the early 2000s. They were way ahead in 2000, but Asimo hasn't made much progress in the last decade. Compare BigDog, which has robust locomotion and real running. Asimo has been seen to fall in public demos in a benign environment. Nor can it get up if it falls, something most of the better hobbyist humanoid robots, and even toys, now do. Asimo's running has such a short flight phase (both feet off the ground) that they have to take high-speed photos from ground level to show that there's a moment when both feet are just barely off the ground.

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