In 2003 Honda made the bold and foresighted move to establish research institutes in Japan, the United States and in Europe that should focus on the future of computer science.
Almost ten years later, the importance of information and communication technology in the automotive industry is growing more rapidly than ever and Honda can harvest the early investment in this technology.
At HRI our products are ideas; ideas that lead to innovations. Science without innovation neglects opportunities and innovation without science remains shallow and superficial. Innovation Through Science is part of the HRI philosophy and enables us to remain focused on our role in Honda and in the society at large.
Research in Intelligent Systems is at the center of the Honda Research Institute Europe. Intelligent systems will shape our future in a variety of forms, ranging from accident-free mobility to cognitive robotics and from smart process management to the efficient use of resources. Intelligence is necessary to handle complexity in products and in processes.