Frankly terrifying in his movements, the All-New Honda ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) has now advanced from an “automatic machine” to an “autonomous machine” with the decision-making capability to determine its behaviour in concert with its surroundings such as movements of people. Watch the video to see him – I mean it – in action. I dare you to not be a bit creeped out when you see him running…

Honda’s research into humanoid robots began in 1986 and All-New ASIMO is the latest generation of this scientific endeavour to create a robot that is one day so advanced that it can really help people in their daily lives. All-New ASIMO is widely regarded as the most advanced humanoid robot in the world.

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Honda Asimo History 001

Honda Robotics is the collective name for technologies and products created through Honda’s research and development of humanoid robots. These include Honda’s walking assist device, a stride management system that helps people with weakened leg muscles to walk; the body weight support assist system, which reduces the load on legs by supporting part of the body weight; and the UNI-CUB ß, a new form of personal mobility that features Honda’s original omni-directional drive wheel system.

To find out more about Honda Robotics visit: world.honda.com/HondaRobotics

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Now if Honda can get him to ride a Fireblade around the TT course, maybe it’ll be a bit easier to accept him as a biking buddy…

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