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In the past, ASIMO’s public performances have heavily monitored by humans and orchestrated by hidden operators. With the hope of rendering the robot more autonomous, Honda has partnered with Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to create an interactive presentation with their little humanoid robot. Since Asimo was completely on its own this […]

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Honda Robotics released a new version of ASIMO which is much faster and much more agile than its predecessors. The new ASIMO, is capable of running much faster, has dexterous hands and can even jump on one foot. This robot is clearly the most advanced humanoid there is. Here are the specs of the new ASIMO and a summary […]

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New ASIMO gets all the ladies

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The humanoid robot, Asimo, by Honda has stopped by the federal polytechnic school of Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. A member of the audience has reported videos of the Objectif Sciences event (open day at EPFL) which took place on May 29 and 30. You can also see Asimo there center stage walking and interacting with […]

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Honda has just unveiled its new model of the Asimo humanoid robot: the P4. Careful though, it’s not a new version in the literal sense since this model is based on one developed in 2000. The P4 measures 1.60 m in height like the P3 but it has lost weight: from 130 kg to 80 […]

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Today, Honda unveiled its 6th short film of the Dream the Impossible series on robots, at the Sundance Film Festival (in Torrance, California). Living With Robots lasts 8 min 34 seconds and you can watch it right here on the RobotShop blog. A total immersion into the world of Honda and interviews with engineers and […]

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As we say goodbye to the 200x’s and welcome the 201x’s it’s good to pause a bit and think about the world as it was ten years ago. There was no Wikipedia, no YouTube, internet access was still dialup for a huge portion of the population, and we didn’t have a whole heap of really […]

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A new Japanese robotics magazine, Robot Life, has polled 500 Japanese females to ask them who was their favorite commercial robot. The grand winner was the PaPeRo robot, pictured at left, built by NEC. Also making the top 10 list (though, at a dismal 10th), is our friend Robonova. Wakamaru and Manoi were also in […]

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