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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed See Honda's incredible ASIMO robot this week

Burt Rutan

Along with the HondaJet advanced light business jet, the Honda Power of Dreams exhibit will feature a very special guest at EAA AirVenture 2011.

It’s ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. ASIMO will make its first visit to the state of Wisconsin.
The amazing bipedal humanoid robot is capable of independently walking forward, backward, and up and down stairs and running in straight lines and on curves.

ASIMO is the only bipedal humanoid robot in the world capable of independent high-speed running up to 4 mph, and it will be showing off these capabilities and more in daily demonstrations at the Honda Power of Dreams exhibit located just north of ConocoPhillips Plaza along Wittman Road.

ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is a culmination of more than two decades of research and development by Honda engineers. Designed to someday assist people in their homes, ASIMO is being used today to encourage and inspire young students to consider studies in math and science.

ASIMO has traveled the world over, meeting royalty and heads of state, conducting symphony orchestras, ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and walking the red carpet in Hollywood at a blockbuster movie premiere. ASIMO has even been inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh alongside other famous robots, such as the Mars Rover.

Honda’s innovative research and development efforts during the past decade have yielded such diverse outcomes as the HondaJet, humanoid robotics, walking assist devices, fuel cell electric vehicle technology, thin film solar cells, increased rice crop yields, and functional nano-materials—in addition to the design and development of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment products.

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