Honda has introduced four robotic concepts at CES 2018, all of which fall under the Japanese motor manufacturer’s 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) umbrella.
Pictured above, the 3E-A18 is a companion robotics concept that shows compassion to humans with a variety of facial expressions, while the 3E-B18, a chair-type mobility concept is designed for casual use inside or outside. The 3E-C18, a small-sized electric mobility concept with multi-functional cargo space, while the the 3E-D18 is an autonomous off-road vehicle concept with AI designed to support people in a broad range of work activities
The autonomous Honda 3E-D18 is the one that caught our eye as the one with the most potential. Honda envisions that this four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle with airless tyres could be used in a number of situations, in search and rescue, by construction crews small scale farmers or firefighters. The flat top with two side rails acts as a base to which other equipment can be attached.
The vehicle can be summoned with any GPS enabled device such as a smartphone, smartwatch or tablet and it will guide itself using GPS and AI.
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