sounds cool, i wonder if we can all have droids too. But then again, has anybody seen I Robot?
I don't know if you've seen the Honda commercials that feature their Asimo robot? Honda has just released a new version of him that has many functions...
The New ASIMO has made great leaps forward from its predecessor. In fact, the New ASIMO can walk along with you (holding your hand if you wish), and features advanced mobility, to the extent that ASIMO can now move carts and other objects around at will. And, with a newly developed total control system that controls all of ASIMO's functions, ASIMO can autonomously act as a receptionist, or even deliver drinks on a tray. The New ASIMO is also more agile than before, being able to run at 6km/h, and even turn whilst running.
Here's a photo of Asimo delivering coffee:
36 downloadsThere are video's of Asimo in action HERE.
There's also a new kind of robot coming out of Japan that they call "Actroid"
This one doesn't walk like ASIMO, but it can be trained to do basic reception work...greeting people, answering phones and that kind of thing. It can't be too far off that this kind of human-looking robot is combined with a more functional robot like Asimo to come up with one that looks human and performs basic home or office functions.
And, if these robots can be so advanced now, Imagine what they will be able to do with them in another 50 years!!