ASIMO is a humanoid robot created by Honda. Introduced in 2000, ASIMO, which is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was created to be a helper to people. Apparently, the resemblance to the name of Isaac Asimov is merely a coincidence. With aspirations of helping people who lack full mobility, ASIMO is used to encourage young people to study science and mathematics. At 130 cm (4 feet, 3 inches) tall and 54 kg (119 lbs), ASIMO was designed to operate in real-world environments, with the ability to walk or run on two feet at speeds up to 6 kilometers per hour (3.7 mph).
History of ASIMO
EO (1986) - examining the Principles of Two- legged Locomotion first two- legged robot made to walk. Walking by putting one leg before the other was successfully achieved. However, taking nearly five seconds between steps, it walked very slowly in a straight line.
E1- E2- E3 (Realizing rapid Two- legged walking)
To achieve a fast walking pace. It was necessary. Human walking was thoroughly researched and analyzed. In addition to human walking, animal walking and other forms of walking were also studied, and the movement and location of the joints needed for walking were also researched. Based on data derived from human walking, a fast walking program was created, input into the robot and experiments were begun.
* E1 (1987 – 1991) Early prototype of the models walked at static pace of 0.25 km/h with certain distinction of movement between the two legs.
* E2 (1997 – 1991) - first dynamic movement at 1.2km/h mimicking the human walk.
* E3 (1987 – 1991) - thigh- like legs walked at normal human speed of 3km/h
E4- E5- E6 (completing the basic functions of two- legged walking)
* E4 (1991 – 1993) - knee length was increased to 40 cm to stimulate the quick human step speed of 4.7km/h
* E5 (1991 – 1993) - first autonomous locomotion model had a large head cover.
* E6 (1991 – 1993) - autonomous control of balancing when...
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