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Monday, 01 November 2010 13:26

Asimo celebrates 10th birthday

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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For he’s a jolly good robot…
Honda’s Asimo, the robot you might recall conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's performance of Impossible Dream, has turned 10 yesterday. While we’re sure there would be no cakes, we thought it would only be fitting to recap how it did so far.

Asimo’s childhood was very much your ordinary robot’s childhood. He learned how to walk and run on various terrains, climb stairs, interact with objects, recognize faces and even respond to simple voice commands, something that some humans still have difficulties with.

As Asimo got perfected, opportunities arose and the pinnacle of his achievement so far is that he managed to conduct an orchestra piece, quite a daunting task at this “tender” robot age. Unfortunately, his batteries last only 20 minutes, making some longer pieces way out of his battery league.

In the future, Honda plans to fine tune Asimo’s AI, a human equivalent of which would be sending it to boarding school. We’re not sure about whether Honda has plans for making Asimo a mate; God knows that it wouldn’t take much work on the AI but the speaking apparatus would have to be somewhat louder. We do however see why this would be a lousy move as Asimo’s 20 minute battery would make for a pretty strained relationship.

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0 #1 nECrO 2010-11-01 17:55
Check out the link below to see another of Honda's projects. Pretty cool stuff.

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/concept_cars/honda_the_great_race_2025.html
 
 
0 #2 deadspeedv 2010-11-02 06:31
Quoting nECrO:
Check out the link below to see another of Honda's projects. Pretty cool stuff.

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/concept_cars/honda_the_great_race_2025.html






Interesting in order to travel 22k miles in 24 hours they have to average a speed of 917 Mile/h (1475 km/h). Thats about Mach 1.22. I doubt it could do it with 1 tank of fuel SOOO adding the time to refuel it would have to go Mach 1.5-2 all the way. No way it could do that on land or water. Good luck
 
 
0 #3 canerpense 2010-11-03 07:48
In 1978 they did over 300mp/h. It would be very stupid to think that they can't do over 1500mp/h in 2025. I'm not telling that every boat will go that fast, talking about the ones designed to break records.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/13-land-and-water-speed-records4.htm
 
 
0 #4 GrumpyOldMan 2010-11-03 19:35
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20 minutes? P-E-R-F-E-C-T. He will make a great husband. I can only tolerate my wife for 15 minutes before I want to "unplug" her.

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