Honda introduced its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to understand people’s needs and make their lives better.
The 3E Robotics Concept system is comprised of four individual concepts, each available to help users in different scenarios:
- 3E-A18, a companion robotics concept that shows compassion to humans with a variety of facial expressions
- 3E-B18, a chair-type mobility concept designed for casual use in indoor or outdoor spaces
- 3E-C18, a small-sized electric mobility concept with multi-functional cargo space
- 3E-D18, an autonomous off-road vehicle concept with AI designed to support people in a broad range of work activities
Through a suite of robotic concepts expressing a variety of functions and designs, Honda shared its vision of a society where robotics and AI can assist people in many situations such as disaster recovery, recreation and learning from human interaction to become more helpful and empathetic.