Honda Motor Company today unveiled an all-new ASIMO humanoid robot equipped with what Honda claims is the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology. This means the all-new ASIMO can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator.
In theory, with improved artificial intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations, ASIMO is close to practical public use. How close remains to be seen.
Honda has also a newly established collective name, Honda Robotics, to represent all of its robotics technologies and product applications created through its research and development of robots. While continuing the research and development of humanoid robots, Honda will now also focus on applying robotics technologies to mass-produced products and putting product applications into practical use.