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Keegan Langdon

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ASIMO stands for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility. ASIMO is a child-sized robot that is 4 foot 3 inches tall. He can help in the office and at home. At home he can reach light switches, tables, and the sink; all of which are under 44 inches. At an office, he can reach copiers, keyboards, and work benches; all of which are under 38 inches. How? He was programmed to do these things. What Can ASIMO Do? ASIMO is very useful. He can pour and serve drinks and other items. He can cater at a party. He can even kick a soccer ball with your children when you simply don't have the time to, or get them something to eat. He can also assist an elderly person getting in or out of a wheelchair. Some newer features of ASIMO include walking on uneven surfaces, avoiding people who are walking, introducing himself using sign language, and hopping. ASIMO's Important Dates ASIMO was conducted into the Robot Hall of Fame October 11, 2004
ASIMO was welcomed to Disneyland in Anaheim California on June 1, 2005. The ASIMO Show is in the ASIMO theater in Disneyland. ASIMO conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on April 23rd, 2008 ASIMO celebrated his tenth anniversary 10-29-10 ASIMO may be highly advanced,
but he still needs a power source.
ASIMO is powered by a rechargeable
51.8 volt lithium battery that, on a single full charge, lasts an hour.The battery is located in ASIMO's backpack, The battery weighs almost 13 pounds. ASIMO was created and debuted by Honda in the United States 2-14-04. He was revamped during November 2011 after an earlier upgrade on 12-13-2005. ASIMO Who is ASIMO? ASIMO's Evolutions Where does he get his energy? http://asimo.honda.com/asimotv/ Two ASIMO playing soccer All In All, ASIMO is An Amazing Robot, but Where is He Used Today? ASIMO is currently performing at the Honda ASIMO theater in Disneyland in Anaheim California, and is on a 15 month educational tour in the United States. In Japan, ASIMO is working as a guide in Science Museums and in a few companies, is used to welcome guests. ASIMO's Intelligence ASIMO is able to respond to noises, gestures, obstacles, and even facial movement. How? He can see through a camera in his head that processes and register faces that he has seen. ASIMO also has microphones in his head that register and asses sounds, looking in that direction. ASIMO visits Disney When was ASIMO Created? ASIMO Serving Drinks ASIMOs Body/Functions ASIMO is 4 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 119 pounds
ASIMO has 34 degrees of freedom
He can run about 3.7 mph and walk 1.7 mph
ASIMO has 4 fingers on each hand to grasp objects
He has 34 servo motors throughout his body to help him move smoothly
He used to have to have and engineer beside him to help him but now he doesn't need an engineer beside him
His body is covered in magnesium alloy and on top of that, a thin cover of plastic resin.
ASIMO also has 15 degrees of freedom in his legs, allowing him to kick a soccer ball ASIMOS Bodily Functions PROS AND CONS OF ASIMO Pros Cons Tedious jobs are now done
faster and easier.
ASIMO has many human functions.
ASIMO can speak and sign many languages including English, Japanese, among others
ASIMO is small and is only 115 lbs.
ASIMO also helps as a symbol to promote education and has gone on many educational tours. Malfunctions could
happen causing messes. The battery life span is very small, only one hour.
The cost of ASIMO is over 1 million to own, and 20,000 a day to lease.
He can only respond with yes or no, and has no personal opinions. How will ASIMO Be Used in The Future? Honda's engineers have plans to use him to help people confined to beds or wheelchair, and may be used to fight fires and clean up toxic spills, replacing the people doing those jobs in that area.
Honda has no plans to use ASIMO as a military robot
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