A collective term to represent Honda's robotics technologies and application products created through its research and development of humanoid robot represented by ASIMO
Since the establishment of the company, Honda has continued to take on new challenges in the effort to create new products and advance technologies with the spirit of utilizing technology to help people. In the area of humanoid robot research, Honda has been developing and advancing the ASIMO humanoid robot to realize a dream to be useful for people and to help enrich people's daily lives.
Honda established a collective term, Honda Robotics, to represent Honda's robotics technologies and application products created through its research and development of humanoid robot represented by ASIMO.
Honda Robotics technology and product applications
In addition to ASIMO, the Walking Assist device with stride management system which supports walking for people with weakened leg muscles, the Bodyweight Support System which reduces the load on legs by supporting part of the bodyweight, the U3-X and UNI-CUB, compact one-wheel-drive mobility devices that provide free movement in all directions, and the High-Access Survey Robot and the Task-Performing Robot Arm, designed to be utilized at places too dangerous or not secure for people to work, are examples of product applications resulting from the application of bipedal technology and balance control technology amassed through the research and development of the humanoid robot.
Striving to offer next-generation mobility products which expand the joy and fun of mobility, Honda will continue the robotics research that leads to ASIMO, walking assist devices, UNI-CUB and other technologies. In addition, Honda will also work proactively toward putting such product applications into practical use.
Honda introduced its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to understand people’s needs and make their lives better.