National Geographic : 1999 Jun
His great grandfather was a Honda Civic. Is it possible for a robot to inherit power? Intelligence? Style? Assuming the robot is the revolutionary new Honda P3, the answer is "yes'" After all, he comes from a long line of Honda products with those traits. With a design based on extensive study of human motion, P3 walks, climbs stairs and turns corners with ease. He carries loads. He pushes carts. He makes U-turns. All while maintaining a remarkable sense of balance. P3 is merely one example of the innovative thinking taking place at Honda. We're also hard at work on technology for solar cars, jet engines and community-shared vehicles. Ideas that, like P3, are designed to work in harmony with humans. And, ultimately, to help create a new dimension in mobility Seems P3 is exactly like his great grandfather, after all. Thinkg.D Thinking.