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    Video: Watch Obama kick the ball around with Honda's latest ASIMO

    Bend it like Obama. The Commander-In-Chief was just in Japan for a state visit, and his trip took him to a science expo, where he played a bit of soccer with Honda's latest ASIMO robot. The entire scene was captured on video, and showed the innovative robot as it ran, hopped and kicked a soccer ...

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    Official: Newest version of Honda's ASIMO coming to TV on April 15

    Honda's ASIMO robot is moving into its teenage years, having originally been introduced in 2000, and like all teens, it's still learning. The bot has received regular incremental upgrades over that time, and the latest version will premiere on LIVE with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, April ...

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    Official: Honda announces UNI-CUB β personal mobility device

    Honda has announced what can be considered version 2.0 of its Uni-Cub personal mobility device released last year, the Uni-Cub β, which features a small list of improvements to make it safer and easier to use. It'll be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Segway-like electric ...

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    Official: Asimo has a friend! Honda debuts Miimo robotic lawnmower

    People who know me say that if it weren't for Autoblog, I'd probably be running a site called Mowerblog. I'm unusual in that lawn mowing, to me, is a form of relaxation, a hobby like knitting or racquetball is for someone else. As such, I try to buy the best equipment, and that means there's a ...

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    Freddie Ford predates Asimo by 34 years

    So how's this for a way to celebrate National Robotics Week? Ford has dug up some photos and press releases from the late 1960s featuring "Freddie Ford," a quasi-robot made out of auto parts that entertained crowds on the auto show circuit. To our modern sensibilities, Freddie barely qualifies ...

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    Official: Honda's new ASIMO robot can now pour you a drink all on its own [w/video]

    Honda does a whole lot more than just cars. They do motorbikes, ATVs, power equipment, outboard marine engines, personal watercraft, business jets... and yes, even robots. In fact its ASIMO humanoid robot (parodied in a rather disturbingly hilarious episode of South Park) is one of the most ...

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    Video: Honda's Asimo + Kinect = Creepy animatronic hokey-pokey

    When the end of the world comes, it will arrive on the shoulders of dancing robots. The researchers behind Asimo, the humanoid robot from Honda, have tapped into the muscle behind the Xbox Kinect system to allow users to control Asimo using nothing more than their own body movements. With ...

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    Report: Honda denies Asimo being modified for nuclear clean up

    ASIMO is the humanoid robot created by Honda that looks like a diminutive moonman who loves to slowly climb stairs. The four-foot three-inch robot is capable of a lot more than ascending stairways faster than the elderly, however, and rumors were swirling that ASIMO might be outfitted to handle ...

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    Honda's ASIMO gets an iPhone app

    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 ...

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    Honda's ASIMO celebrates 10 years [w/video]

    ASIMO turns 10 – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Sure enough, Honda has been playing with ASIMO for 10 years. To mark the occasion, Honda has rolled out a new website dedicated to the life and times of its humanoid robot. There are baby pictures, adorable stories and even a ...

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    Honda updates Impossible Dream ad with CR-Z, Asimo and hot tub

    Honda Impossible Dream II – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Honda has resurrected The Impossible Dream once more. Hands down one of our favorite car spots of all time, the original ad aired in the UK way back in 2005 and featured a smattering of models from the Japanese company's ...

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    Honda rolls out Asimo ancestor ten years later

    We don't know why Honda has kept Prototype 4, otherwise known as P4 (right), and probably known as ED-209 to humanoids in the near future, in a closet for ten years. P4 was the robot after P3 and just before the 'bot we have come to know as Asimo. Asimo was released so soon after P3 was retired ...

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    GM teaming up with NASA to build robots. Suck it, Asimo [w/video]

    Robonaut 2 by GM and NASA – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Phase three of the robot invasion has begun. Not content to let Honda and Toyota have all the fun, General Motors has gotten into the robot game as well. Working with NASA – all of these planetary takeovers involve ...

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    ASIMO succeeds in leading orchestra, does not fall down

    Click above to view video after the jumpWhile our blogging brethren over at Engadget are just relieved that Honda's ASIMO robot didn't attempt a global coup while conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra last night, we're more impressed it didn't fall over and crack its head open. (Seriously ...

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    Honda's Rose Parade float a transformer

    click above image to view more high-res res pics of the Honda floatAnd you thought you were going to have to wait until next summer for the Transformers sequel. Well, thanks to Honda, you only have to wait until the Rose Bowl Parade to see shape-shifting-mechanical-flying things. Honda, long a ...

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    Honda's ASIMO goes to Disneyland

    ASIMO, Honda's increasingly uncanny humanoid robot, has finally impressed enough Hollywood producers to get his own show. The running, walking, talking, stair-climbing Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (aka ASIMO) takes the stage at Honda's ASIMO Theater in the Tomorrowland section of ...

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    Honda UK releases e-zine version of 'dream' customer rag

    Honda has released an electronic version of its popular customer rag, dream. The pretty pictures and interesting articles are still there, but the fun begins when one delves into the interactive sidebars, chock-full of formula one cars, British scientific expeditions to Antarctica, and even a ...

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    VIDEO: Honda debuts next-gen Asimo at CES that can climb stairs without smashing face plate

    Whenever the day's got you down, there's nothing like watching Honda's Asimo robot take a face plant to turn your frown upside down. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, however, the Japanese automaker and future master of Japan's robot army, Honda, had a chance to redeem its ...

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    VIDEO: Honda builds great cars, not great robots - the Asimo faceplant

    As product demonstrations go, this is what you would call a worst case scenario. Right at the one minute mark, the Honda Asimo robot has an issue making it up the steps and takes a faceplant on the floor below, shattering his glass "face" and saying what sounds like "sleeping". We're not sure ...

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    Honda technology breakthrough controls robots via brainwaves; cars could be next

    Honda Research Institute (HRI) has teamed up with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATRI) to developing working technology allowing humans to control robotic devices simply by thinking about the task - a breakthrough that could change the way we control our motor ...


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