[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Road & Track dyno tests 9th gen Accord V6 MT vs 2018 Accord 2.0T 10AT
More.......................
2018 Acura RLX Arrives in Showrooms with Striking Redesign
More.......................
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for October 2017
More.......................
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
More.......................
Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept
More.......................
Watch Live: Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: It All Started With A Silver ‘86 Accord LX 4-Door
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Krell audio system
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2.0T is up on the Honda US website
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Re: Sony XBR65A1E for $3500 + sales tax
Join Discussion......
Repair and Maintenance --> Re: Tough Brake Job - TL SH-AWD
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
CR-V --> Re: Finally got the HFP wheels!
Join Discussion......
RSX --> Re: Feeling Nostalgic ....
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: Acura RDX vs. Honda Pilot
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Sonic Grey CTR
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2018 Accord Sport - Sport Mode on CVT but not 6MT?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: G70: Korean Entry-level Luxury domination on the rise?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Why is Acura being so quiet?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The Tesla semi truck is pure fantasy. Look at the numbers
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda to halve electric cars' charging time to 15 minutes
Join Discussion......
ASIMO in motion
 Date: January 15, 2003 13:12
 Submitted by:  TonyEX
 Source: Tony Esporma
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Asimo (Advanced Step Innovative MOtion) is going to go on a NA Educational Tour. Starts Jan 27th. Don't miss it. The demo is cute, but the robot motion is truly revolutionary.

We saw ASIMO in motion last night.

To say that I was astonished was to say the least. The four foot robot was able to walk, climb and descend stairs, dance ( a pretty good hula no less!) and balance on a single leg. It was able to keep its upper body incredible stable, althought I noticed some vibration on the tips of its outstreched arms as it walked. Probably due to its light weight. Needless to say, this mobilityplatformt has some serious thought and work behind it.

The AHM spokesman mentioned that it was "revolutionary" and at first I couldn't understand. But when you think about it, ASIMO represents reliable bipedal motion as opposed to wheeled motion. ASIMO represents a whole new slew of mobility applications that are not attainable with wheels. Imagine "leg"chairs for the handicapped, remote controllable platforms for dangerous work, etc.... Bipedal motion can go into areas where humans live without any redesign for handicapped access -for example.

I figure that Honda's business plan would call for the sale of ASIMO OEM units for fitting into dedicated applications.

Imagine Cleopatra and Julius Caesar being carried along by head less ASIMO chairs.

Don't miss the show if you can get to it. It was tun too and the robot "spoke" in english.


http://www.hondacorporate.com/new/?subsection=asimo
Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  how did u get to see it?
atomicbombpinoy 1
  Where can we see it?
dydx 1
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy