ASIMO the world's most advanced humanoid robot from Honda is ten years old as of 31 October 2010. The humanoid robot was created as part of Honda's research and development program in robotic and human mobility.
ASIMO is now able to run, walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs and reach and hold objects. The eventual goal of Honda was to develop ASIMO into a robot that can help people in day to day tasks and also perform those tasks which are dangerous for humans.
To celebrate its turning ten years old Honda has launched a website which hosts films and photographs giving details of how the robot has evolved over the last decade. A smartphone and iphone application called "Run with Asimo" has also been launched.
Honda is now focusing on the development of ASIMO's intelligence and is also looking to increase the scope of interaction between humans and the humanoid robot.
As per the company, the ultimate goal of the Asimo project is to create a truly usable humanoid robot and continue the development of intelligent systems for use in other Honda products. In addition to this, Honda partner in many education projects around Europe, aimed at inspiring schoolchildren and students to become more involved in science & engineering.