Beloved Japanese robot Asimo retires after playing for 22 years
Tokyo is no stranger to robots. Since remote control androids who are able to run a cafe for robotics konbini workers, these cyborgs are part of the daily life of the city. To take Asimo for example: the humanoid of Honda was one of Japan’s first robots and is now widely recognized around the world. He has performed for audiences at Honda Headquarters and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Miraikan for the past two decades.
As reported by NHK Newsthe beloved robot recently retired from public performances with a farewell show held on Thursday, March 31. If you missed the event, you can watch Asimo’s latest presentation at Honda Welcome Plaza Aoyama in the video above, where he performed some of his signature moves. like dancing and running on the stage.
It’s not all bad news, however. Although no longer capable, the robot will still make occasional public appearances. Honda also aims to focus on other robotics projects, similar to those of the Dawn Avatar Robot Cafe in Nihonbashi.
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