Honda is building up another form of their ASIMO robot that could be valuable in dangerous settings to keep people out of hurt's way. The current ASIMO robot is apparently the most exceptional robot in the world, so why didn't Honda put their robots into action during the Fukushima Nuclear disaster?
Honda didn't simply dispatch ASIMO (apparently one of the crucial most refined and prepared humanoid robots in presence) to help out. the simple answer is that ASIMO wouldn't have the capacity to deal with that kind (or any kind) of extreme environment. The robotic was once not the slightest bit expected to be a disater mitigation robot; it used to be intended to work in work environments, uniquely the kind of working environments that have no more talented a tremor, blast, outsider intrusion, sharknado, or distinctive untidy event.
At the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) this week, Honda engineers presented a pair of papers on research they’re doing with disaster-response humanoid robots.
Source: IEEE Spectrum