Japan is big on robots, so much so that if you have slightly more than a hundred grand to spare, you are even capable of purchasing your very own exoskeleton in order to ward off those bullies at school from being a nuisance to you, ever again. Well, the folks over at Honda have a dream – a dream which will involve the manufacturing of a new disaster response robot that will be based on their humanoid ASIMO robot. This particular robot is set to be a larger, and of course more beefed up version of the ASIMO, where it is capable of walking, crawling, and performing tasks within a disaster environment.
Honda will make provisions to accelerate the development of humanoid robots, especially meant for the use as a response unit to disasters, where its roles might also include the prevention and mitigation of damage caused by a disaster. Will Honda go at this robot project alone, or will they team up with other organizations to get the job done? It remains to be seen, but we cannot wait to see the final curtain that lifts up from their masterpiece eventually. After all, it would be the world that would benefit from such a disaster response robot, and not just Japan alone.