Honda just celebrated the fourteenth anniversary of ASIMO, its tiny mobile robot. The robot has been slowly evolving over the years, but in honor of ASIMO's birthday, Honda has rolled out a whole new batch of upgrades.
"The Asimo’s latest edition, unveiled on April 16, can run briskly, climb stairs with ease, dance like Travolta, kick a ball and jump up in down in what can only be described as a robot tantrum.
The 4 feet tall, 115-pound robot now features five dextrous fingers on each hand with force feedback sensors. As we saw in its first North America demonstration on Wednesday, ASIMO can pick up a sealed container filled with orange juice, unscrew the top, pick up a paper up with its other hand, pour the juice and carefully set both cup and container back on the table."