Creating New Mobility
Follwing in the steps of Honda mortorcycles, cars and power products, Honda has taken up a new challenge in mobility --- the development of a two-legged humanoid robot that can walk.
Aiming for Function in the Human Living Space
Honda wants to create a partner for people, a new kind of robot that functions in society.
The Concepts Behind Honda's Robot R&D
The main concept behind Honda's robot R&D was to create a more viable mobility that allows robots to help and live in harmony with people.
Research began by envisioning the ideal robot form for use in human society.
The robot would need to be able to maneuver between objects in a room and be able to go up and down stairs. For this reason it had to have two legs, just like a person.
In addition, if two-legged walking technology could be established, the robot would need to be able to walk on uneven ground and be able to function in a wide range of environments.
Although considered extremely difficult at the time, Honda set itself this ambitious goal and developed revolutionary new technology to create a two-legged walking robot.