Yes, you heard me right: pet robot. Don’t sound so surprised; ever since Paulie’s pet robot in Rocky IV, I have wanted one. Now Honda has created Asimo, dubbed the world’s most advance humanoid robot.
Asimo is what happens when you get a bunch of Honda engineers and give them two decades to create a robot. The result is a bot that can run, walk on uneven surfaces and slopes, turn smoothly, climb stairs, and grab objects. Asimo can also understand and respond to voice commands, recognize the face fo a small group of individuals, and map its environment with its eyes.
All that’s left is for Asimo to become self-aware and create a legion of robot overlords.
So how does Asimo react when introduced to everyone’s favorite tame racing driver, The Stig? Well, let’s just say it was so happy it danced a little jig, which apparently upset The Stig, who stomped off.
Asimo tries a few other things to impress his larger, more advanced robot buddy, but The Stig just wasn’t impressed. Watch the video and see for yourselves!
DON’T FORGET TO GRAB YOURSELF SOME PNEUMONIA!