Sunday, November 30, 2008



Japan has all the awesome robots. ASIMO is a walking, bipedal, humanoid robot designed by Honda as a way of showing the world just how cool they are. ASIMO is going on an international tour, and he stopped by in Penang at Queensbay Mall. I managed to catch the show on the last day (the 30th of November), and here is a video clip I mashed together of footage I took of the robot.

ASIMO himself "talks" with the human host, but it is most probably a scripted pre-recorded presentation as we can't actually talk to machines in natural language reliably yet. The kids in the audience (that includes me I suppose) were enthralled by the robot as it demonstrated walking, ball-kicking, drink-serving, painting and dancing.


Fauzy said...

I was there too and saw him paint, but I guess its a scripted thing, the movement and programming needed for balance etc, is awesome. Bicentennial Man in another few decades?

hsmade said...

It walks like it really needs to take a shit :P

Fauzy said...

Yes you are righ, when I think about it, Hsmade has a made a good observation, I agree with his hilarious assessment.

Tabib said...

Hussein!, Selamat Hari Raya Haji

You got a nice birds pictures down there.