Monday, December 19, 2011

ASIMO, the Robot

ASIMO is the currently most advanced humanoid robot from Honda. The hardware on 15 December 2004 presented research model of ASIMO is 1.20 meters tall and weighs 54 kg . The integrated power supply is enough for about 40 minutes of operation, while the robot moves as possible. On the other hand, the required battery approximately 3 hours, until it is fully charged. The current version of ASIMO has 34 degrees of freedom.

On 13 December 2005, presented an improved control system, which allows the robot, with a velocity of about 2.7 kilometers per hour (km / h) when walking move (previous model: 2.5 km / h). This speed is reduced to 1.6 km / h, when ASIMO carrying something. ASIMO can also "run" in the current version with up to 6 km / h (previous model: 3 km / h). The phases in which ASIMOs feet do not touch the floor simultaneously is 80 milliseconds (ms) in length (previous model: 50 ms). ASIMO is also the first time able, at 5 km / h in circuit to run (radius: 2.5 m).

Honda began in 1986 with the development of humanoid robots, but the trend continued up to the idea of "P2" in December 1996 under wraps. In the summer of 1999 began the "Honda Research & Development Wako Fundamental Technical Research Center" in Japan with the development of ASIMO, including the 31 Completed in October 2000 and 20 November 2000 was presented to the public.

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