New ASIMO can move in sync with people

Honda Motor has announced the next-generation ASIMO that acts much more nimbly in real-world environments.

A new Posture Control technology enables ASIMO to bend or twist its torso to maintain its balance and prevent the problems of foot slippage and spinning in the air. ASIMO can now run at 3km/hour.


New ASIMO can maneuver toward its destination without stopping and autonomously change its path when its floor surface sensor and visual sensors located in its head detect obstacles.

By detecting people’s movements through visual sensors in its head and wrists force sensors, the robot can now move in sync with people allowing it to give or receive an object, shake hands in concert with a person’s movement and step forward or backward in response to the direction its hand is pulled or pushed.

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