About Us

​Honda Research Institute, USA was established in 2003 as North America's advanced research center that provides innovative solutions to complex problems with direct applications to Honda's current and future technology roadmap​. Our team of scientists and engineers create technologies, ofte​n generated through a scientific process, and apply them to real situations, addressing more than just abstract principles.​​​ Our core principles include:

  1. Maintaining a commitment to high quality and innovative research that supports Honda's short and long term strategy.​​
  2. Fostering an open innovation model that establishes partnerships and alliances with academia and the private sector.

HRI-US Research Centers​​

Our office is located San Jose California, where we engage in material science and computer science related research activities. The computer science research themes include autonomous systems, human machine interaction, robotics, and computer vision. Material science related research themes include advanced material analysis, advanced batteries, nanomaterials for energy applications, and synthesis and studies of nanomaterials.

Honda Innovations (Honda R&D Innovations, Inc.)

Located within a short driving distance of HR​I-US is Honda Innovations (Honda R&D Innovations, Inc.), another Honda R&D companyHonda Innovations drives transformative collaboration within Honda.  Leading open innovation initiatives globally, Honda Innovations partners with innovators of all shapes and sizes from startups to global brands. Focus areas include: Connected Vehicle/IoT, Human Machine Interface, Machine Intelligence/Robotics, Personal Mobility, Sharing Economy, Connected Services, Clean Energy, and Industrial Innovation.

​For more information about Honda Innovations, please visit http://www.hondainnovations.com/.​


San Jose Research Center

​​Our New San Jose Office

70 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134