Honda reveals four robot concepts at CES, including one for hugs

Move over, Asimo, because Honda has four new robots it wants the world to get acquainted with. Meet 3E-A18, 3E-B18, 3E-C18, and 3E-D18, and each falls under one of Honda’s core robotic pillars of purpose and serves a specific function.

The four robots made their debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 3E prefix denotes the three core principles of Honda robotics: empower, experience, and empathy. The company’s first two concepts fall under the “empower” pillar and they are the D18 and C18.