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Honda Asimo Robot Gets a Redesign After 13 Years


You’ve probably seen or heard about this little robot, the Honda Asimo. Well, after 13 years, it was time for a much needed redesign.

honda asimo robot japan 4gen

This is actually Honda’s 4th version of the robot. The 3rd version was released in 1997, so it took Honda 13 years to do it. I think by now that pretty much everyone has seen video footage of this little robot walking, dancing and entertaining crowds.

honda asimo robot japan 4gen

This new version has a flexible waist, allowing for a smoother walking style, redesigned chest and shoulder areas. It’s about 5’3″ tall and weighs about half of what the P3 weighed, at 176 lbs. Hopefully it’s less susceptible to falling on its face.

[via PlasticPals]

Comments (7):

  1. XpAcErX says:

    There is a video out there of the old version of this robot falling during a demonstration. Its pretty hilarious when you think about it cause it was a press event to show off its capabilities and keels over like a domino. million dollar POS.

  2. Sage says:

    yeah I saw that vid lol.

  3. James says:

    Why did u even bother to post this. The whole tone of this entry is negative. Durig those 13 years there’s been a host of advancements non mobilty and mobilty related.

    Poorly writen. Do some reserch before you harp on one issue.

  4. James says:

    FYI. Last design update was in 2005:

  5. James says:

    You are so confused Asimo and the p3 two differnt robots. You your article goes wrong from the title lol. This is great Honda new now development is not just for the Asimo but the p4 as well! Under 200lbs wow! Compare that to GM’s 300lb legless’ robot lol.

  6. sandep anil suryawanshi says:

    submit robotics

  7. Honda Carland says:

    I’ve been working with Honda cars all my life and never realized that they had a robot too. How neat is that. The new version definitely looks a lot better than the old one and falling down at a press release must be the funniest thing ever!

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