ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot, can walk up and down stairs (left), and will demonstrate running in curves in its first appearance at AirVenture.
This year's Honda exhibit at EAA AirVenture will feature not only the HondaJet advanced light business jet, but also ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot. For the first time in Wisconsin, Honda will be demonstrating its amazing bipedal humanoid robot, which is capable of independently walking forward, backward, and up and down stairs and running in straight lines and on curves. ASIMO is the only bipedal humanoid robot in the world capable of independent high-speed running up to 4 mph, and it will be showing off these capabilities and more in daily demonstrations at the Honda "Power of Dreams" exhibit located just north of ConocoPhillips Plaza along Wittman Road.
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility), is a culmination of more than two decades of research and development by Honda engineers. Designed to someday assist people in their homes, ASIMO is being used today to encourage and inspire young students to consider studies in math and science.
ASIMO has traveled the world over, meeting royalty and heads of state, conducting symphony orchestras, ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and walking the red carpet in Hollywood at a blockbuster movie premiere. ASIMO has even been inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh alongside other famous robots, such as the Mars Rover.