Apart from learning that Asimo robot's control includes use of joysticks, Professor Körner enlightened on his research team's approach at Honda to intelligence: as a "technology and strategy for robust and flexible problem-solving in short time" and treat the brain as a "dynamical control system for organising behaviour and predict outcome of more specific behaviours" with the essence of any intelligent system is the "control of learning".
Asimo image from November 2003 issue of JOM: Personification: The Materials Science and Engineering of Humanoid Robots.
Humanoid Robots: Learning to Behave: UKACC and IET Tustin Lecture 2009
By Prof. Dr. Edgar Korner, President, Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
From: Tustin Lecture 2009
2009-05-07 05:20:44.0 Control & Automation Channel