Honda is set to unveil its new 3E Robotics Concept at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The 3E stands for “Empower, Experience, Empathy” and aims to demonstrate a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better, said Honda. The advanced robotic concepts is Honda’s vision of a society where robotics and AI can assist people in various situations, such as disaster recovery, recreation, and learning from human interaction so they can become more helpful and empathetic.
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Four robots in total will debut at CES 2018. The 3E-A18 is a companion that shows compassion to humans with a variety of facial expressions, while the 3E-B18 is a chair-type mobility concept that’s designed for casual use in indoor or outdoor spaces. Then there’s the 3E-C18, a miniature electric mobility concept with multi-functional cargo space. Lastly, the 3E-D18 is an autonomous off-road vehicle concept with AI designed to support people in a broad range of work activities.
Joining the 3E Robotics Concept at CES will be Honda’s Mobile Power Pack World, a battery exchange concept that can store and charge mobile battery packs.