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.
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)