Honda's ASIMO robot gets an upgrade and a new job

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Paul Miller
December 13th, 2005
Honda's ASIMO robot gets an upgrade and a new job image
Honda's ASIMO robot gets an upgrade and a new job image

ASIMO with drinks

Honda's new version of their ASIMO humanoid robot is selling out and going to work for the man. After pulling crossing guard duty and being a general bohemian, ASIMO has been upgraded to handle office work with his new "total control system" that allows him to pull receptionist duty, act as an information guide, or do delivery service. They've also improved his walking abilities, allowing him to walk in sync with someone hand in hand, run in a circle, and reach the crazy speed of 3.7MPH. But if things don't work out for him with these new levels of responsibility, ASIMO can always go back to being a bum, and is now even capable of pushing a cart full of his belongings, allowing him to really embrace the lifestyle we know he was made for.

[Thanks, Bram]

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