Honda has unveiled its all-new ASIMO humanoid robot with significant advancements. The upgraded version of Asimo is equipped with the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology. This means it can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator.

It has the decision-making capability to determine its behavior in concert with its surroundings such as movements of people. Some of its major features include:

1. Advancement of intelligence capability:

The new advanced intelligence comprehensively evaluates inputs from multiple sensors that are equivalent to the visual, auditory, and tactile senses of a human being, then estimates the situation of the surrounding environment and determines the corresponding behavior of the robot.

2. Advancement of physical capability

The combination of strengthened legs, an expanded range of leg movement and a newly developed control technology that enables ASIMO to change landing positions in the middle of a motion has enabled ASIMO to walk, run, run backward, hop on one leg or on two legs continuously.