Japan’s Amazing Robots: Honda’s ASIMO, UNI-CUB and the Robot Culture

John Daub and Joseph Tame go on location to Honda’s HQ and Welcome Plaza in Tokyo to meet ASIMO, one of the world’s most famous humanoid robots!
The ASIMO project isn’t just about building a robot. From this research, Honda has invented many other innovations that can help human, like the UNI-CUB.
In the near future, Honda will announce bionic looking legs that can help the disabled walk again.
We challenge ASIMO with a soccer penalty kick shootout, a race / dash, and a dance off.

ASIMO kicks a soccer ball to John Daub in this ONLY in JAPAN video report
ASIMO kicks a soccer ball to John Daub in this ONLY in JAPAN video report

ASIMO can do so much!
Kondo-san from Honda gives us the details about what inspired ASIMO and the robots history.

Honda's Welcome Plaza in Aoyama
Honda’s Welcome Plaza in Aoyama

I wrote up more at TokyoCheapo.com

Meet Asimo at Tokyo's REAL Robot Show – for Free

John Daub and Joseph Tame ride Honda's UNI-CUB at the Honda Welcome Plaza.
John Daub and Joseph Tame ride Honda’s UNI-CUB at the Honda Welcome Plaza.

If you are in Tokyo and want to see a free robot show, please stop by the Honda Welcome Plaza at Aoyama Itchoume Station. It’s not far from Shibuya / Omotesando, Shinjuku and Roppongi.
In fact, the plaza is right on top of the station!
There are 2-3 free shows everyday.

ONLY in JAPAN with the Honda staff after shooting our episode about ASIMO.
ONLY in JAPAN with the Honda staff after shooting our episode about ASIMO.

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