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ASIMO Technical Manual

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The ASIMO Technical Manual is an extensive robotics resource for anyone interested in Honda's humanoid robot history, the ASIMO humanoid robot, or the potential for making life easier for people through technological advances in humanoid robotics.

The file includes in-depth discussion about the complexities of creating walking robots, including degrees of freedom, position control, and joint maneuvering.

In addition, a complete timeline of ASIMO gives the history of robotics at Honda, beginning with the E0 in 1986 and progressing through the E-series in the 1980s and early 1990s and finally through the P-series in the late 1990s.

The file goes on to discuss how ASIMO's design corresponds to its ability to adapt to the human environment. Finally, the file covers future goals for ASIMO in the role of helping make people's lives easier.