• Nov 6, 2010
Honda loves its friendly ASIMO robot, and for the most part, we get a kick out of him, too. (Especially when he has a bad day.) The little guy's latest endeavor is a starring role in a new iPhone app (coming soon to Android as well) designed to get you up and moving. Run With ASIMO is basically a fancy pedometer that uses your phone's accelerometer to count each step you take.

For every 100 "steps" made (you can obviously just game this by shaking the phone), you level up, eventually evolving your robot through all the generations that preceded ASIMO. As a bonus, for every 'bot evolution, you get to watch a movie of it in action. Once you unlock ASIMO himself, you can virtually tackle the Suzuka Circuit and compare your times against other players, as well as brag via the usual social networks. Once a million users complete the Suzuka level, the real ASIMO becomes sentient and embarks on his ultimate mission to annihilate humanity. (Kidding! We think.)

Want more details? Honda has them posted here. You can download Run With ASIMO for free in the App Store.

[Source: Honda]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      What for?
      in case any of you care - I like tomatoes. And bacon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autoblog is slow on the weekends...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm confused... and intrigued.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think you guys missed it. Yup, definitely missed it. The whole point is that an automotive manufacter, not known recently for its ability to produce cars people want, is telling people to walk. That's it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So when do they start posting news about new lawnmowers and hedge clippers? Or might this just be a blatant ad for apple? Either way it's low brow for AB.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't any of you get it, HONDA IS SOOOOOO WUNDERFUL!!!!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why am I the only one that I know who hates anything related to ipods?

      Asimo is cool but this whole apple thing ughh...

      • 4 Years Ago
      i don't get honda.

      they make some the the ugliest cars in the industry and they spend

      their $$$ on robots and private jets?

      they got their priorities all wrong.

      btw, i love my honda lawn mowers.