Honda E series
The E-series was a collection of successive humanoid robots created by the Honda Motor Company between 1986 and 1991. The robots were only experimental, and later evolved into the Honda P series, with Honda eventually amassing the knowledge and experience necessary to create Honda's advanced humanoid robot: ASIMO.
E0, unveiled in 1986, was the very first robot. It walked in a straight line on two feet, in a manner resembling human locomotion, taking around 5 seconds to complete a single step. Quickly engineers realised that in order to walk up slopes, the robot would need to travel faster. The model has 6 degrees of freedom: 1 in each groin, 1 in each knee and 1 in each ankle.
E2, unveiled in 1989, could travel at 1.2km/h, through the development of 'dynamic movement.'
E3, unveiled in 1991, travelled at 3km/h, the average speed of a walking human.
E4, unveiled in 1991, lengthened the knee to achieve speeds of up to 4.7km/h
E5, unveiled in 1992, was able to walk autonomously, albeit with a very large head
E6, unveiled in 1993, was able to autonomously balance, walk over obstacles, and even climb stairs
|Weight||16.5 kg||72 kg||67.7 kg||86 kg||150 kg||150 kg||150 kg||175 kg|
|Height||101.3 cm||128.8 cm||132 cm||136.3 cm||159.5 cm||170 cm||174.3 cm||191.5 cm|
|Degrees of freedom||6||12||12||12||12||12||12||30|
(12 in legs)
- "History of the Humanoids: E0 (1986)". Honda Motor Co., Ltd.. http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/history/e0.html. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
- "History of the Humanoids: E1-E2-E3 (1987 - 1991)". Honda Motor Co., Ltd.. http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/history/e1_e2_e3.html. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
- "History of the Humanoids: E4-E5-E6 (1991 - 1993)". Honda Motor Co., Ltd.. http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/history/e4_e5_e6.html. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
- History of humanoid robots - Honda official website