Honda Unveils All-new ASIMO with Significant Advancements
Honda unveiled an all-new ASIMO humanoid robot newly equipped with the world's first* autonomous behavior control technology. With a further advance in autonomy, the all-new ASIMO can now continue moving without being controlled by an operator.
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Fantastic New Video of Honda ASIMO Robot
A research project of Honda R&D and Ars Electronica Futurelab to discover
what the ideal interaction between people and humanoid robots ought to be
will be conducted this week at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. The
research will involve members of the public directly interacting with
ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.
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Honda Presents: LIVING WITH ROBOTS
Honda's acclaimed short-film documentary about the future with robots (like
their Asimo) that's currently showing at the at Sundance Film Festival.
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What makes a police car different?
Police cars not only require a bullet proof design, they also have to be
able to accelerate quickly and come to a grinding halt promptly. In
addition, they also need to be durable to withstand the test of time and
miles; especially with dwindling budgets allotted for local governments.
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Motorcycle Briefcase made by Honda!!!
I think Tony Stark has one of these as well.
mykarz: "...those scooters actually came as an optional accessory with i
think it was a civic or accord in like 82-83. They were built to
specifically fit in the trunk of that car, which is pretty cool in my
opinion. Only however many cars that were sold in that time span that
had those scooters added, are how many of those that exist. Its a super
rare little scooter, so you're lucky to see one."
The Stig vs Asimo - Top Gear Magazine - Top Gear
Honda's pet robot Asimo seems genuinely delighted to meet our tame racing
driver, and even dances a jig in celebration. The Stig? Well, the Stig's
reaction isn't altogether positive. We may have to re-think this... Read
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Honda F6B : la moto qui arrache les molaires
Qui a dit que les bikers en Harley avaient une dent contre les Japonaises ?
Sûrement pas notre cobaye Jean-Eudes, alias Chicco, qui s'est rendu à la
concentration de Morzine au guidon de son nouveau bagger F6B, réalisé par
Honda sur la base de la fameuse GoldWing, pour se faire des amis au sein de
cette population ouverte...
2014 Honda Grom First Ride & Grom Prix w/ Justin Barcia - MotoUSA
MotoUSA takes a spin on one of this year's most anticipated motorcycles,
the 2014 Honda Grom 125. Watch as we buzz around the California coast, and
battle it out in the first annual Honda Grom Prix with our special guest
racer: AMA Supercross Champ, Justin Barcia.
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Honda Mean Mower vs BTCC Honda Civic
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Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will be
aiming to keep off the grass when he heads to Silverstone for the final
round of this year's series on 13 October. But he took time out from his
preparations to have a bit of fun, lining up on the grid with three-time
champ and team-mate Matt Neal on a special mower created by their Team
The Mean Mower is a bit different to Gordon and Matt's Honda Yuasa Racing
Civics. It's based on a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor, but the regular 20bhp
614cc V-twin engine has made way for a 1,000cc V-Twin from a Honda
Firestorm motorbike. This delivers 110bhp, and gives a power-to-weight
ratio of 520bhp per tonne -- enabling the mower to do 0-60mph in under four
seconds and hit 130mph.
To cope with this huge pace, the regular mower chassis has been replaced
with a chromoly spaceframe. Suspension and wheels from an ATV help Boost the handling, plus there's a
body-hugging racing seat and Alcantara steering wheel with buttons for the
sequential gearbox. This drives the rear wheels via a chain to a rear axle
sourced from a go-kart. Yet this amazing machine can still cut grass.
The steel cutting bed is replaced by a lighter fibreglass version, and
isn't connected to the petrol engine. Instead, two electric motors spin a
3mm wire cable at 4,000rpm -- proper blades could be a bit dangerous at
100mph. The Mean Mower is similar in concept to a Yuasa Racing Civic, which
is taken off the production line in Swindon, Wilts, and heavily modified.
While the chassis and body are retained, the interior is stripped out and a
roll cage fitted. New front and rear sub-frames are installed, as are
racing-spec suspension and brakes. And while the 2.0-litre engine uses the
same block as the old Civic Type R, a turbocharger is added and most of the internals
are changed. Total output is around 330bhp, which allows the Yuasa Civic to
do up to 160mph.
But how would the BTCC racer compare with the Mean Mower on a lap of
Rockingham's National Circuit in Northants? The track is 1.7 miles long,
has a range of corners and plenty of grass that could do with a trim...
"The only way the mower could win round here is to literally cut corners,"
said Matt. "But if it doesn't, it has no chance. In fact, I reckon I could
give it a 40-second head start and still cross the finish line first."
Was Neal right to be so confident? The way the mower stumbled off the
starting line suggested so. Its tall first gear makes for lazy getaways --
be too aggressive and the engine will stall. But once moving, the Mean
Mower soon gets into its stride. In a straight line, it's quite impressive
-- but the narrow track makes it tricky through corners.
Still, after 40 seconds, the mower had completed over a third of a lap --
leaving the car with plenty of catching up to do. In fact, the Civic didn't
have the mower in its sights until it rounded the penultimate corner. This
was going to be close. As the BTCC racer entered the final hairpin, the
Mean Mower was exiting it and heading down the home straight -- just a few
hundred metres from victory.
But the distance to the finish line proved just enough for the Civic to
close the gap. In the end it pipped the mower at the post, by the narrowest
of margins. We checked the stopwatch: the BTCC car had taken one minute
18.2 seconds to do a standing-start lap. The mower completed it in one
minute 59 seconds -- a difference of 40.8 seconds. We know who won the
moral victory, though, as the Civic can't trim your grass! Little wonder
that these Honda stars are keen to be handed the Mean Mower to cut some
blades of glory in their gardens during the close season.
Honda's All-new ASIMO Prepares and Serves Refreshments
Honda has developed a highly functional compact multi-fingered hand, which
has a tactile sensor and a force sensor imbedded on the palm and in each
finger, respectively, and which acts to control each finger independently.
Combined with the object recognition technology based on visual and tactile
senses, this multi-fingered hand enables the all-new ASIMO to perform tasks
with dexterity, such as picking up a glass bottle and twisting off the cap,
or holding a soft paper cup to pour a liquid without squishing it.
900hp Honda Powered MR2 - Dominates the Streets of Florida
A K20 powered Toyota MR2 (Built by RaceLab) mopped up at night during
FL2K13, beating up on nearly anything and everything that pulled up along
side it. With around 880whp in that light of a car, it was a pretty lethal
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