ASIMO Humanoid Robot by Honda

Essay by DrolexHigh School, 10th gradeA+, February 2004

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Honda's ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, rang the bell for trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 14. Once one being knows the potentials of a magnificent robotic piece of art, they will begin to indulge with just the cool idea of electronic working power. New advanced robots and many to come will be the most practical use of technology from here on out into the future.

Building a humanoid robot takes new ideas and designs than can always be improved as time moves on, and this keeps human kind always setting goals above and beyond what we have and will accomplish in every new day. For an example of how far we are today, there is Honda's newest humanoid robot ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. "Honda's basic research and development in humanoid robotics began in 1986 with the goal of developing an autonomous walking robot that can be helpful to humans as well as of practical use in society.

In 1996, Honda's prototype robot P2 made its debut, followed by the more advanced P3 in 1997. ASIMO, which debuted November 2000, is a further evolved version of P3 in an endearing people-friendly size, 120cm-tall, that enables it to actually perform tasks within the realm of a human living environment"(1). ASIMO is able to interact with human actions and speech for all the more characteristics of a real human. "This month, the humanoid robot also started working as a receptionist for visitors at Honda's Aoyama Headquarters"(1). Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its listing on the (NYSE) by showcasing its technological strength with one of the most unique opening bell ceremonies in NYSE history. "It is easy to operate, has a convenient size and...