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Watch: Honda's New Robotics Concept to Be Unveiled at CES 2018

07 December 2017

Honda has a new robotics concept. The company calls it “3E” for attributes included in its vision of an AI/robotics-assisted society: Empower, Experience, Empathy.

The concept is set to be unveiled at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, in what Honda says will be a demonstration of "a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better." Examples include recreation, disaster recovery and “learning from human interaction to become more helpful and empathetic.”

Four robots are slated to make an appearance:

  • 3E-A18, a “companion” robot concept designed to communicate compassion through facial expressions;
  • 3E-B18, an indoor/outdoor chair-type mobility concept;
  • 3E-C18, a small electric mobility concept with multi-functional cargo space; and
  • 3E-D18, an autonomous off-road vehicle concept designed to support a broad range of work activities.

Also to be showcased is Honda’s Mobile Power Pack World, which includes a portable, swappable battery pack for electric vehicles and a recharging system.

The Honda press conference is scheduled to take place in North Hall-7923 at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) on January 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. PST.

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