The new generation of android ASIMO
• The new generation of android ASIMO
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The Japanese announced that the most advanced humanoid robot in the world renewed radically: they say, it's "all-new ASIMO" - a brand new car is all-new. Although outwardly android remains the same white "astronaut" with a black face instead of failure, innovation is really a lot.
The first thing Honda Motor Company announced that from now on all Honda's robotics young and old is a single collective name - Honda Robotics.
The creation of this unit is clearly evidenced by the increased interest in the robots from the automobile and motorcycle manufacturer. Honda Robotics is not only to continue research (which by and large true ASIMO), but also to "deal with the practical use of robotics and its mass production."
The first model of ASIMO was born in 2000. New generation (pictured left) - the sixth in a row. Previous generation (pictured right) was shown in 2005 and upgraded in 2007. Find ten differences.
So, all-new ASIMO. Robot has become easier, faster and stronger. According to the basic technical characteristics in comparison with the new precursor easier to 6 pounds and weighs 48 kg. Android has received an increase in the 23 degrees of freedom, and the number of those of ASIMO has reached 57. Plus, increased machine speed: 9 km / h against the previous 6 km / h. But these settings still are secondary, because the main thing, according to the Japanese that "ASIMO went from machine to the stand-alone machines."
The charge ASIMO battery lasts for 40 minutes. Recharged it, of course, themselves. Robot Height - 130 cm - has not changed, like almost all his looks. In the second picture, by the way, shows the previous model of ASIMO.
Honda announced that the improved intelligence android. Now the machine brain collects and "fully appreciates" data from multiple sensors that perform the functions of visual and auditory organs, as well as tactile sensing.
Based on an assessment of the current situation in the environment in response to the actions of people, ASIMO selects the appropriate behavior. Android can recognize people at the same time on the face and voice, as well as to recognize the voices of several people talking vying.
The new ASIMO can show gestures not only love. In the photo at the top of it demonstrates a greeting sign in the second frame means "family", and at the bottom - "sign language".
In addition, ASIMO is now capable of on the basis of spatial analysis to predict the direction in which people will go in the next few seconds, and quickly find ways around to avoid a collision.
Talking about improving the physical form of the robot, Honda points to strengthen the legs and extending the range of their movements. Apart from the usual walking and running ASIMO can now run back hop on one foot or two, flexibly adapt to changing situations, for example, to switch on an uneven surface, while maintaining balance.
, enhanced the android and hands. New sensors in the palms and fingers allow ASIMO, for example, take the bottle, unscrew the cap and pour himself a drink.
The publication IEEE Spectrum jokingly calls a "major innovation" ASIMO - always white "astronaut" will now be issued with color highlights.
Honda Robotics Division showed a more robotics will be engaged along with ASIMO: This cybernetic legs and scooter U3-X.