Monday, August 24, 2009

Asimo's Brain Has Been Upgraded

Our robot geek friends at Carnegie Mellon University were successful to program Honda's Asimo "brain" to be able to specific positions while avoiding obstacles. You may ask why is this such a big deal? For a humanoid robot like Asimo it is! Not only that but it can also avoid obstacles dynamically and adjust to changing position goals in real time! The planning and control behind this new programming is just remarkable and can not wait for these guys/gals from Carnegie to evolve this new programming to adapt to 3 dimensional obstacles. This is a giant leap for Asimo and domestic robotics in general. Take a look at the video so you can enjoy Asimo and his new "brain"!

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