There are 73 major android projects around the world – 34 are in Japan, 10 in the US, 7 in Germany, 5 in Korea, 3 in China, 3 in the UK, 2 in Sweden, 1 in Australia, 1 in Thailand, 1 in Singapore, 1 in Bulgaria, 1 in Iran, 1 in Italy, 1 in Austria, 1 in Russia, & 1 in Scotland.

1. Honda Motor Co (Tokyo, Japan) has a new walking android called Asimo (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility). This android is 1.2m tall (47.25″), 0.45m wide (18″), and 0.44m deep. Asimo weighs 43 kg (95 lb.) and has 26 DOF. Specs in Japanese are here and specs in English are here. English version Asimo site. It has three pages of descriptions of the robot technology at page1, page2, and page3. Asimo movies using a new media viewer from Viewpoint. A new version of Asimo is now available which understands human gestures and movements and which moves its head to follow the speaker. It will rent for 20 Million Yen per year ($166,666) or $17,000 per day.



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