Home Technology The Honda 3E-D18 – An Autonomous, Off-Road Workhorse Concept Robot

The Honda 3E-D18 – An Autonomous, Off-Road Workhorse Concept Robot

At CES 2018, Honda introduced its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to understand people’s needs and make their lives better. Designed by Honda R&D Americas, 3E-D18 demonstrates “Empower,” the concept that robotics and people can work together while leveraging each other’s strengths.

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By replacing the upper attachment, the 3E-D18 can perform various tasks such as fire-fighting, farm work and sports training support. Its off-road capabilities allow autonomous operation on rugged terrain such as farms and mountains.It also has the capacity to be programmed to move according to three different self-driving modalities:

The 3E-D18 concept autonomous Workhorse is designed to work like a robotic pack mule, carrying loads to work sites, and also performing tasks like plowing snow, tilling soil, or harvesting crops with attachment modules.


The indestructible airless tires should help it to climb obstacles and get to hard-to-reach places. Honda prepared this concept to be to accept several different plows or robotic arms.