Students experience latest in humanoid robotics

Tri-Rivers Career Center student, left, checks out an early two-cycle endurocross motorcycle Thursday at the Honda Heritage Center near Marysville. Thirty-eight RAMTEC students from Tri-Rivers were on hand to see Honda’s latest advances humanoid robotics and tour a museum of automotive and motorcycle products.(Photo: James Miller/The Marion Star) MARYSVILLE — Honda’s amazing humanoid robot ASIMO ran across the stage before a couple of hundred students at Honda’s Heritage Center in Marysville Thursday, part of an outreach effort by the giant automaker to inspire middle and high school students focused on intensive science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies. ASIMO, at four foot three inches and 110 pounds, is Honda’s third-generation robot with surprisingly life-like movements. With a battery life of about an hour driving 34 servo-motors, ASIMO ran, climbed and descended…


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