ASIMO

History of Honda's Robot Development

  • E0 (1986)
  • E1-E2-E3 (1987-1991)
  • E4-E5-E6 (1991-1993)
  • P1-P2-P3 (1993-1997)
  • ASIMO (2000- )

History of Honda's Robot Development

E0 (1986)

Start of Robot Development Modeled on Humans

In studying the fundamental principles of bipedal locomotion, Honda researched and observed all forms of walking, performed numerous experiments, and collected an immense amount of data.
At E0, a robot that walks by putting one leg before the other was successfully achieved.
But it took nearly five seconds between steps and could only do slow walking in a straight line.

E0

E0

Slow Walking & Fast Walking

To increase walking speed, or to allow walking on uneven surfaces or slopes, fast walking must be realized.

Slow Walking

Slow Walking
During slow walking, the body's center of gravity remains always centered over the solesof the feet.

Fast Walking

Fast Walking
When body movement is used for smooth,fast walking, the center of gravity is not alwaysover the soles of the feet.

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