Research Areas - HRI-US
Global Research Initiatives
The following research themes are initiated and pursued cooperatively across the three HRI locations in Japan, United States, and Germany.
Computer Science research is conducted in our Mountain View California research center. This division focuses on technology innovation to support intelligent vehicle systems, cooperative intelligence, human-centered AI, and robotics.
- Curious Minded MachinesThe Curious Minded Machine is a collaboration among a diverse team of researchers to instill “curiosity” into intelligent systems, developing a type of artificial intelligence that enables life-long learning and has the ability to expand human potential and enhance people’s lives.
Material Science research is conducted in our Columbus Ohio research center. The focus of this center is on cooperative devices, advanced batteries, and novel functional nano-materials to support Honda’s future technology road map.
- Nanomaterials for Energy ApplicationsOur progresses in the understanding of growth mechanism and controllable synthesis have helped us to develop the pilot technology (with collaborator) for large scale production of SWNTs with dominant abundance of metallic tubes that allows evaluation of their performances in actual industrial energy devices.