Evolution of ASIMO
Honda added to ASIMO intelligence technology that is capable of interpreting the postures and gestures of humans and moving independently in response. ASIMO's ability to interact with humans has advanced significantly: it can greet approaching people, follow them, move in the direction they indicate, and even recognize their faces and address them by name. Further, utilizing networks such as the Internet, ASIMO can provide information while executing tasks such as reception duties. ASIMO is the world's first humanoid robot to exhibit such a broad range of intelligent capabilities.
1. Recognition of moving objects
Using the visual information captured by the camera mounted in its head, ASIMO can detect the movements of multiple objects, assessing distance and direction
2. Recognition of postures and gestures
Based on visual information, ASIMO can interpret the positioning and movement of a hand, recognizing postures and gestures. Thus ASIMO can react not only to voice commands, but also to the natural movements of human beings.
3. Environment recognition
Using the visual information, ASIMO is able to assess its immediate environment, recognizing the position of obstacles and avoiding them to prevent collisions.
4. Distinguishing sounds
ASIMO's ability to identify the source of sounds has been improved, and it can distinguish between voices and other sounds.
5. Face recognition
ASIMO has the ability to recognize faces, even when ASIMO or the human being is moving.
Recognition of the distance and direction of multiple moving objects
Recognition of postures:Movement to an indicated location
1. Integration with user's network system
Execute functions appropriately based on the user's customer data, guide visitors to a predetermined location, etc.
2. Internet connectivity
Accessing information via the Internet, ASIMO can become a provider of news and weather updates, for example, ready to answer people's questions, etc.