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Japanese Robots: ASIMO Gets a Taste of Human Nature; Media Forgets How to Journalism

Honda bills ASIMO as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, and in many ways, he totally is. He’s sort of an ambassador for all robots, and people love the super-tech, friendly looking little machine. But, people also love to [...]
Japanese Robots: ASIMO Gets a Taste of Human Nature; Media Forgets How to Journalism

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s iPhone holdout NTT DoCoMo’s staring contest with Apple, and Honda’s humanoid robot ASIMO gets a round of out of context, less than favorable press. • • • Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future F[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

The first signs of trouble at Fukushima were quickly followed by expectations of an action-ready ASIMO leaping to the rescue. Honda’s humanoid remains far from able, but their new High-Access Survey Robot is on the job, and of so[...]
Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

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Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

One could reasonably assume Japan’s impressive array of supertech humanoid robots would swarm the inspired-by-Fukushima DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), but Tokyo University spin-off SCHAFT Robotics is it. DARPA’s militariness and[...]
Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

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Honda Ships 100 Walking Assist Stride Management Wearable Robot Thingys

Honda’s Walking Assist with Stride Management: Coming to a Hospital Near You! If, that is, you’re connected to one of 50 Japanese medical institutions now testing and evaluating a pair of the semi-robotic exoskeletal assistive devices.[...]
Honda Ships 100 Walking Assist Stride Management Wearable Robot Thingys

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Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

Sure you must be disappointed that Honda spent all it resources and brain matter in developing the next gen Lawn Mower instead of a nice little Robot butler. Still, I for once welcome this move! Why? Well simply because as a Kid I spen[...]
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

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Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

Interested in Hi-tech and Car? Wanted to come to Japan for this year Tokyo Motor Show but was stuck at the office? Don’t worry here you are a nice little recap video just for you! This Video is provided to you by DigInfo.tv, Akih[...]
Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Press Briefing – Toyota, Nissan, Honda

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ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

If you’re a fan of Honda‘s world-renowned advanced humanoid robot ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, it will be making its St. Louis debut at the FIRST Championship from April 28-30. At FIRST, ano[...]
ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

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Asimo at 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Honda will participate to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival by introducing several short movies with among them “Living With Robots” where passionate people and professional will talk about Robots and Asimo as well as “Dream The Impossib[...]
Asimo at 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Asimo at 2011 Sundance Film FestivalAsimo at 2011 Sundance Film FestivalAsimo at 2011 Sundance Film FestivalAsimo at 2011 Sundance Film FestivalAsimo at 2011 Sundance Film Festival

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The Recap – What you may have missed this Week

Week 43 – October 23 – 30, 2010 Imagine a world dominated by a green pig holding a white Iphone and calling with his PSP Phone. Watch everything on your computer with your 3D and your Asimo build in Ecocradle. No you’[...]
The Recap – What you may have missed this Week
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Honda’s Asimo Celebrates 10th Bipedal Anniversary

It’ll be ten years on the 31st of October since the day Honda Motor Company’s bipedal Asimo first successfully walked on his own two legs, and Honda plans to celebrate that special day with several events: Honda are creatin[...]
Honda’s Asimo Celebrates 10th Bipedal Anniversary
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Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!

Tsutenkaku Robo is the robotic Mascot of Nipponbashi the equivalent of Akihabara in Osaka and shape on the image of the Tsutenkaku Tower over there, and to promote its beloved electric town, Tsutenkaku and its creators decided to visit[...]
Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!
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HONDA’s Humanoid Robot now available as Desktop Widget

Blissful news! If you are one of ASIMO’s worldwide fans, you would be glad to hear that he will be with you every day from now on, well, if not in physically, digitally at least as Honda announced the online availability of its e[...]
HONDA’s Humanoid Robot now available as Desktop Widget
HONDA’s Humanoid Robot now available as Desktop WidgetHONDA’s Humanoid Robot now available as Desktop Widget

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Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!

They made it! Yes Honda, ATR, and Shimazu succeed in making the impossible possible, controlling an Asimo like robot directly by thought! Want to know more? Check out the video and the press release below! Honda, ATR and Shimazu one st[...]
Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!
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Honda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support System

Here’s a new experimental walking assist device from Honda, a system that not only helps you walk, but also supports your bodyweight. To put it simply, if you’re unfortunate enough to be unable to walk freely, it will suppo[...]
Honda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support System
Honda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support SystemHonda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support SystemHonda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support SystemHonda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support SystemHonda Unveils an Experimental Walking Assist with a Bodyweight Support System

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Live: Robo Japan 2008!

The past two weeks have been pretty crazy here in Japan. We had the CEATEC (our coverage here CEATEC 2008), then the Tokyo Game Show, more news will come later today and Monday (our coverage here Tokyo Game Show 2008). Today was the st[...]
Live: Robo Japan 2008!
Live: Robo Japan 2008!Live: Robo Japan 2008!Live: Robo Japan 2008!Live: Robo Japan 2008!Live: Robo Japan 2008!

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Honda’s Walking Assist Device: More Than a Hope, a Reality

Honda announced their walking assists device will be officially used by the Shinseikai Medical Group’s Kasumigaseki-Minami Hospital. The aim of this collaboration is to help people again. For those who don’t know what a walking a[...]
Honda’s Walking Assist Device:  More Than a Hope, a Reality
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ASIMO to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

On May 13, the ASIMO Robot will conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. It will perform “Impossible Dreams” to open a special concert in Detroit. With this performance, Honda hopes to attract people’s attention on the DSO’s music educa[...]
ASIMO to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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See more of the Honda Asimo Robot demo!

A few days ago we told you about that invitation Honda gave us to see their “brand new” Asimo robot that I would most likely call an alpha version. Why was the video so long to come? Because some guys don’t know how t[...]
See more of the Honda Asimo Robot demo!

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Asimo is back !

After Toyota’s impressive demonstration, Honda had to strike back, and invited “a chosen few” (which turned into a hundred people as usual) to a new press conference to unveil the latest version of their “Robot [...]
Asimo is back !

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