This year, the famous robot Honda Asimo celebrated a milestone: its 20th anniversary,media reported. Asimo took to the stage in 2000 and was a very advanced robot at the time. The robot can walk, talk, shake hands with strangers, and so on. In fact, the celebratory video created by Honda is entirely narrated by Asimo’s friendly, child-like voice.
At just 4 feet tall, Asimo is considered by Honda to be the best home helper to get into hard-to-reach areas. It can even travel at 3.7 mph.
While most of Asimo’s features look ordinary as simply bending over or grabbing objects, Honda says these are vital components, so Asimo could help humans in the future. If you want Asimo to open a jar, it needs to know how to operate such as grabbing the object and unscrewing it.
Honda remains optimistic that these little bits will create a fully functional, intelligent Asimo tomorrow. It is reported that the company’s goal is to continue to develop steadily until 2030.