Upgraded Asimo Gets a Job

Posted 13 Nov 2001 at 15:53 UTC by steve Share This

Asimo, one of Honda's Humanoid Robots, has been upgraded and is now available for commercial use on either a daily rental or annual lease. According to Reuters and AP reports, IBM will be the first customer. IBM Japan has hired an Asimo as a receptionist on a one year contract for 20 million yen ($166,200). One day rentals of the Asimo robots will be 2 million yen. More info on Asimo can be found at Honda's Asimo Fact Book.

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