Friday December 14, 2007 3:43 pm
Honda’s Spokesbot ASIMO Is New, Improved
Honda has come up with a new, more intelligent generation of ASIMO. So far he has entertained Japanese bigwigs and politicos, but now the company has decided it is time for him to go to work. On display this week, two of them pushed a cart, served tea and drinks, and stepped aside for people to pass. This ASIMO will return to its charger when his battery runs low and, while it is recharging, others will take over. (Do you suppose he can plug himself in?) Japanese companies continue to pump out robots as the elderly population rises, to assist them as well as replace them in the workplace.
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