ASIMO is a humanoid robot created by Honda . Introduced in 2000, ASIMO, which is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility , [ 1 ] was created to be a helper to people. [ 2 ] With aspirations of helping people who lack full mobility, ASIMO is used to encourage young people to study science and mathematics . [ 3 ] At 130 cm (4 feet, 3 inches) tall and 54 kg (119 lbs), ASIMO was designed to operate in real-world environments, with the ability to walk or run on two feet at speeds up to 6 kilometres per hour (3.7 mph). [ 2 ] In the USA, ASIMO is part of the Innoventions attraction at Disneyland and has been featured in a 15-minute show called "Say 'Hello' to Honda's ASIMO" since June 2005. [ 4 ] The robot has made public appearances around the world, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Miraikan Museum and Honda Collection Hall in Japan and the Ars Electronica festival in Austria. [ 5 ] [ edit ] Development history P3 model (left) compared to ASIMO
Android is a Linux -based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers . Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, [ 8 ] Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance : a consortium of hardware , software , and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. [ 9 ] The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008. [ 10 ] Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License . [ 11 ] This open source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers.