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Honda ASIMO robot goes autonomous, gets more flexible

11/08, 12:40pm

ASIMO gets key improvements, new arm shown

Honda just brought one of the most significant updates yet for its ASIMO humanoid robot. It now has what Honda calls the world's first autonomous behavior control technology that doesn't require a human operator. This also gave it greater intelligence and the physical ability to adapt to situations.

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Honda shows new unicycle personal mobility device

09/25, 9:40am

Honda's U3-X allows for sideways movement

Honda this week introduced a unique personal mobility device, the U3-X. The device enables the rider to travel in all directions -- touted as a world-first -- with a balancing system that was developed during the human-like ASIMO robot. The ball-like wheel also allows for direct sideways motion, or diagonal movement. Honda calls this its Honda Omni Traction Drive System, or HOT Drive System for short.

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