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Honda

Honda is the single largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines in the world and it is this pedigree that goes into the development of Honda garden machinery as well as the development of robotics products designed for human assistance.

Honda
1-1, 2-Chome
Minami-Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8556
Japan

Honda Motor Company was born in 1948 with the Honda Cub motorcycle following soon after.

Probably best known amongst gardening professionals for their large range of garden tillers and cultivators, Honda also produce some very fine petrol rotary lawn mowers, in particular their core range of domestic machines, known as the HRX models, that have rewritten modern lawn mower design. Not content with producing some of the best lawn mowers available, Honda have also turned the powered hand-tool sector upside-down by replacing traditional 2-stroke fuelled power units with the cleaner, quieter 4-stroke engines that the company is famous for. Never content with the present, Honda are certain to carry on developing their garden machinery products to stay at the cutting edge of design and performance.

Since the establishment of the company, Honda has continued to take on new challenges in the effort to create new products and advance technologies with the spirit of utilizing technology to help people. In the area of humanoid robot research, Honda has been developing and advancing the ASIMO humanoid robot to realize a dream to be useful for people and to help enrich people’s daily lives.

Honda established a collective term, Honda Robotics, to represent Honda’s robotics technologies and application products created through its research and development of humanoid robot represented by ASIMO. Striving to offer next-generation mobility products which expand the joy and fun of mobility, Honda will continue the robotics research that leads to ASIMO, walking assist devices, UNI-CUB and other technologies. In addition, Honda will also work proactively toward putting such product applications into practical use.



Honda News, Products & Resources
Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.

Why SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot.

Honda Self-Driving Cars Test Skills at GoMentum Station
Honda demonstrated prototype self-driving cars at the GoMentum testing facility in Concord, California. The Japanese carmaker said it plans to release its first self-driving car in 2020.

Honda Self-Driving Cars OK’d for California Roads
The state of California has given permission to Honda to test self-driving cars on public roads. The Japanese car maker also has a self-driving car testing facility in Concord, Calif., where these cars get a test run before on-road testing.

Honda Walking Assist Device Going on Sale
Honda's Walking Assist Device features two lightweight motors that help lift the leg at the thigh as it moves forward and backward. It measures the walking patterns and training status of each user on a tablet, creating visualizations to assist medical personnel.


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