‘OH MY GOD! They killed ASIMO!’

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A bot by any other name
Is this the end of the line for Asimo, Japan’s famed robot?
Agence France-Presse | July 01, 2018
Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese carmaker had terminated Asimo and dissolved the team making one of the world’s most famous humanoid robots.
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Of course Honda had to kill ASIMO. He didn’t do anything (except waste mountains of money of Honda).

As I was previously quoted complaining in the press:

Decades of creating fantasy robots, like Asimo, Aibo, Roborior et al, has bankrupted the research and development departments of Japan while not resulting in any viable products. —The Independent (2010-07-17)

 

Ok, ok, ASIMO did allow Honda get their investment back in RoboButtsecks (3Yen | 2007-12-21)asimo robot buttsecks

Also check out our previous post: ASIMO does stairs (and doesn’t) (3Yen | 2007-01-12)


 


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