Blown away.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/04/researchers-teach-asimo-and-hrp-2-a-bit-of-real-life-frogger/#continued

Before ASIMO could dance to music…but who wants a silly robot that just dances to music and can climb a fixed set of stairs.

Now, he can actively walk through moving obstacles in real time. I really believe ASIMO will be “on the shelves” pretty soon. There’s so much practicality for a humanoid in so many environments. I particularly like the ability of the HRP-2 to rotate himself while walking up the stairs and how his walking speed and stride distance is adjusted accordingly.

Watch and be awed by these things and the complexity of the programming. I wonder if they’re going to program ASIMO so that every time he has to recalculate his route because the objects keep blocking his way he shouts obscenities at the people in the room…. just saying.

I want one….

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